Another interesting article, this time from the National Catholic Register, musing over what the ramifications might be for the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches if one were to go ahead with the reinstitution of deaconesses. All very patriarchal. And of course, a clear distinction made between 'consecration' and 'ordination'. Would Female Deacons Unite or Separate … Continue reading Would Female Deacons Unite or Separate Catholics From the Orthodox?
#distinctivedeacon Jess Foster specialises in inter-faith work, both through her parish and wider ministry and by teaching at the Queens Foundation College in Birmingham. Recently she went to Bosnia, and reflected on the visit in this sermon. November 13, 2018 Shell-shocked. A war without weapons. Pock-marked. Scarred. Raw open wounds. Brokenness. Injustice. My clearest memories … Continue reading Hear again the call to peace – a sermon of remembrance for the people of Bosnia.
Although many people mistakenly characterize Christianity as a Western church, in our roots we are Eastern. And the Eastern traditions of Christianity have, almost from the beginning, associated deacons with the role of the angel in the community.
A reminder of our long history as deacons in the Church of Christ, and the spiritual heritage of which we are a part. It is our duty and our joy to lead the church into Easter praise. Deacon Singing the Exultet from Exultet Roll In this scene he gestures toward the Paschal Candle, which is … Continue reading EXULTET