The diaconate, the presbyter, priest or elder, and the επισκοπος or bishop.
Let us examine the requirements for the diaconate of the early Church.
There was no historian of the diaconate of the early Church.
At the Diaconate school there was a fellow who wrote verses; and what has become of him?
During the last days of my diaconate, grace, no doubt, enlightened me.
Those who had been called “managers” were now elected to the diaconate, and new men were added to the number.
So early do well-taught Yankee children develop one qualification for the diaconate.
That system was adopted probably about the middle of the 3rd century, but in Rome the diaconate probably remained centralized.
Leontius intended his diaconate to be a means of propagating Arianism.
These are some of the qualifications spoken of as belonging to the diaconate, and are the same in application to either sex.