Category Archives: Deacons

A “Thank You” and Update from Rev. Sandi’s Rwanda Visit

Bishop Francis Karemera upon his enthronement, with Archbishop Laurent Mbanda, Rwanda “What a joy it was to be back in Rwanda after 10 long years! It is said to be one of the safest countries in Africa… the GAFCON Bishops meeting will be held there June 2020,” says Rev. Deacon Sandi Harding, who serves at […]

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Deacon Sandi Harding Returns to Rwanda This September

“I have a picture of how things were, people I worked with, places I lived! How much has changed? What can I expect? It will be like ‘going home’ for a reunion!” It’s been ten years since Rev. Deacon Sandi Harding has visited Rwanda – where she worked as a missionary from 2004 to 2006. […]

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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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