archdeacon archdeacon

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop

Usage(s):

  1. In 1914, Paul Jones, archdeacon of Utah, was chosen to succeed Bishop Spalding.
  2. And if any of you feel particularly like an old meany you can substitute Brisbane for the archdeacon and everything will be fine in the autumn.
  3. A beadle, an archdeacon, a priest in a red biretta.

News

  • Adam Bond named missioner for communication in Bethlehem diocese

    [Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem] Archdeacon Stringfellow announced earlier this week: Today [June 12] Adam Bond accepted Bishop Paul’s invitation to join the Bishop’s Staff as Missioner for Communication in the Diocese. His duties include working closely with the Bishop, assisting Kat Lehman with content on the Diocesan website, creating and publishing electronic communication, publishing ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Worldwide Faith News

Quotes

  1. "Services of public blessings for civil partnerships are not authorised in the Church of England or the Diocese of London," the bishop of London, Richard Chartres, said in a statement. "I will be asking the Archdeacon of London to investigate...
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: V Gene Robinson Source: Canada.com

  2. Bishop of St Albans Christopher Herbert said: "Helen was a loved and respected archdeacon - you only had to be with her in any of the parishes of the St Albans archdeaconry to see that. She brought to her task, wisdom, sensitivity, a most generous...
    on Jan 7, 2008 By: Christopher Herbert Source: St. Albans Observer

  3. In a statement, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres said: "Services of public blessings for civil partnerships are not authorised in the Church of England or the Diocese of London. I will be asking the Archdeacon of London to investigate what took place at...
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: Richard Chartres Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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