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deacon

dee kuhn

  • n  a Protestant layman who assists the minister
  • n  a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders

  • Unmarried deacons must, like priests, take a vow of celibacy; all deacons make a promise of obedience to their bishops.
  • To replace ailing Cardinal Canali as deacon, the Pope will likely choose one of several Vatican monsignori.
  • Some deacons complain that parish priests see them as "unpaid janitors.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - New York Amsterdam News
  • Deacon William J. Lucier
    Deacon William J. Lucier
    June 9, 2013 - The Woonsocket Call

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