Sentence Examples

  • In my nineteenth year I was admitted to the diaconate, in my thirtieth to the priesthood, both by the hands of the most reverend Bishop John (of Hexham), and at the bidding of Abbot Ceolfrid.
  • This ancient idea of the diaconate, ignored in the Roman Pontifical, has been restored in the English ordinal.
  • The minor orders, and even the subdiaconate and diaconate, are now regarded as no more than steps to the priesthood.
  • Some account has been already given of scholastic opinion on presbyteral ordination to the diaconate and even to the priesthood.
  • The first definite reference to the diaconate occurs in St Paul's Epistle to the Philippians (i.