The diaconate has evolved immensely in the generation since those words were written, not only in the Anglican Communion but in the Roman Catholic, Lutheran and other churches, where the “vocational” diaconate has come to the fore and proved its value. Changed understandings of diakonia, diaconate and deacons have very much influenced this evolution. Our purpose is to introduce the renewed diaconate to those who may not be familiar with it, and provide helpful information to deacons, diaconal candidates, and indeed all interested in the Church’s ministry.
The notion of direct or per saltum ordination to the priesthood and abolition of the transitional diaconate gains no traction in the Church of England (Jackson)
There are liturgical resources for deacons here on the Association for Episcopal Deacons website. They include a template for Celebration of a Deacon’s New Ministry, Diocese of Olympia, which might be useful to plunder when thinking about a liturgy for your own ministry. (There's also a template for a liturgy for the end of a deacon's … Continue reading LITURGICAL RESOURCES FOR DEACONS