deacon deacon  /ˈdi kən/


  1. (n) a Protestant layman who assists the minister
  2. (n) a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders


  1. Unmarried deacons must, like priests, take a vow of celibacy; all deacons make a promise of obedience to their bishops.
  2. To replace ailing Cardinal Canali as deacon, the Pope will likely choose one of several Vatican monsignori.
  3. Exactly what the new deacons should be, however, is still a matter of argument both inside and outside the program.


  1. Deacon helped define colorful NFL era

    ‘‘Death comes for us all...even for kings.” Deacon Jones certainly wasn’t a king — although he is part of the royal line when it comes to defensive end legends in NFL history.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise

  2. Deacon Jones passed on age 74, legacy of the sackmaster

    David "Deacon" Jones, the original sack master has passed on, according to the Washington Redskins an American football team. Jones died of natural causes in his southern California home Monday night.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Amsterdam News

  3. Deacon William J. Lucier

    Deacon William J. Lucier
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Woonsocket Call

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