deaconess deaconess  /ˈdi kə nəs/


  • (n) a woman deacon


  1. A deaconess is a woman who, with specific training, is consecrated to parish service of some type, such as visiting, nursing, church secretarial work, hospital chaplain, or .
  2. As to the deaconess-into-priest "howler," there is no defense.
  3. Also ordained elsewhere on the same day: Ingrid Persson, 48, who passed her theological exams in 1936 and has been a deaconess since 1949; Margit Sahlin, 46, who is already a .


  1. In a Hospital for Mice, Hope for Men

    The “mouse hospital” at Beth Israel Deaconess and similar ones elsewhere are at the forefront of a new approach to studying human cancers, namely prostate cancer in men.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Chat Tuesday: Seasonal Allergies

    Join Dr. Anna Kovalszki of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Tuesday at 12p.m. as she answers your questions on those pesky seasonal allergies.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Beth Israel Deaconess signs clinical affiliation agreement with Signature Healthcare

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Boston teaching hospital that has been rapidly expanding its ties with community hospitals, said Thursday that it has signed a clinical affiliation agreement with Brockton Hospital’s parent organization, Signature Healthcare Corporation.        
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

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  • "Together with the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the American Red Cross is proud to honor presenting donors with our Blood Donor of the Game Program. Fans are invited to enter to win by volunteering to donate blood to help...
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