Deacon-structing the Diaconate, part 2
In the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at the diaconate, first by addressing the event that brought about this whole conversation and then in two parts (part 1 and part 2), briefly, the meaning of the Sacrament of Holy Orders, for I don’t think you can separate the conversation about Church hierarchy outside of the conversation about Ordination.
This leads us back to talk about the diaconate, in particular, the Permanent Diaconate.
I believe most of you are familiar with Acts 6:1-6, traditionally referred to as the ordination of the first deacons. It’s the story of the seven men that were