a white alb plain with a vestment or cope," while the assisting priests or deacons are to wear "albs with tunicles."
The orders of the ministry are bishops, presbyters, deacons.
By deacons and lectors it is worn ungirdled in all the rites.
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.'