Diaconate sentence example

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  • The traditionary position of the diaconate as one of the "three orders" is here maintained.

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  • In the first place he was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1997.

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  • In my nineteenth year I was admitted to the diaconate, in my thirtieth to the priesthood, both by the hands of the most reverend Bishop John (of Hexham), and at the bidding of Abbot Ceolfrid.

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  • This ancient idea of the diaconate, ignored in the Roman Pontifical, has been restored in the English ordinal.

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  • The minor orders, and even the subdiaconate and diaconate, are now regarded as no more than steps to the priesthood.

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  • Some account has been already given of scholastic opinion on presbyteral ordination to the diaconate and even to the priesthood.

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  • Historical, liturgical and theological arguments make it impossible to uphold the legitimacy of a female diaconate as part of the ordained clergy.

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