By deacons and lectors it is worn ungirdled in all the rites.
THE System Described As compared with the Church of England (Episcopal) in which there are three orders of clergy - bishops, priests and deacons, Order.
There are deacons in Presbyterianism inferior in rank to presbyters, their duties being regarded as non-spiritual.
With the sanction and under the guidance of the Apostles, officers called elders and deacons were appointed in every newly-formed church.'
When an apostle was about to be chosen as successor to Judas, the people were invited to take part in the election;"and when deacons were about to be appointed the Apostles asked the people to make the choice.