Category Archives: Deacons

The ‘Wayward Adventures’ of a Deacon Pastor

“It was sort of this beautiful thing to come across the diaconate and say, this is a place where I might finally fit.” When asked to describe herself, Rev. Deacon Erin Moniz might use any number of seemingly contradictory terms: hippie, hard-core conservative, feminist, Bible-thumper… calling herself “an anomaly.” But it’s no anomaly that her […]

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What is a Deacon?

It belongs to the Office of a Deacon, to assist the Priest in public worship, especially in the administration of Holy Communion; to lead in public prayer; to read the Gospel, and to instruct both young and old in the Catechism; and at the direction of the Priest, to baptize and to preach. Furthermore, it […]

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Deacons Weekend 2017

This past weekend the deacons of the diocese gathered for our second annual Deacon’s Weekend, this year held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Deacons are called to sacramental, liturgical, and pastoral care ministries. Specifically, the Deacon assists the Priest in worship and administration of the sacraments, cares for the poor, the sick, and the outcast, and assists […]

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The Gathering of Deacons

Anglican Diocese of the South held its first ever gathering of deacons. Deacons and aspirants gathered from several states, and represented about 60% of our deacons. On Friday night we gathered for fellowship at Holy Cross Cathedral. We were joined by assisting Bishop Frank Lyons, who encouraged the deacons by saying that they are the […]

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