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Yet he simultaneously distinguished these lay ministerial roles from the “ordained” ministries of the priesthood and diaconate, which remain male-only.

Hence the revival of the female diaconate in its multiplication of sisterhoods.

It might well be made a text-book for candidates for the diaconate, or at least in theological colleges.

He had been deposed from the diaconate and from the priesthood for his immoral and lewd life.

The bishop had admitted him to the diaconate in Sydney, and now at Paihia ordained him to the priesthood.

It was then but very seldom that a man chosen to the diaconate abandoned it for a higher function.

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On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to diaconate, such as: priesthood, cardinalate, clerics, conclave, ecclesiastics, and pastorate.

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