Bishops normally assign deacons to special responsibility for mercy and justice.
Although this was written in 1968 and is of its time, much of what it says seems remarkably prescient. Some of the points made by Roberts Ehrgott of the Episcopal Church in America still hold true for the diaconate today. The emphases in bold type are mine. This column by the Rev. Roberts E. Ehrgott … Continue reading DIACONATE: FLEXIBLE, MOBILE, ADJUSTABLE
The Revd Canon Michael Jackson 24 January 2018 9:25AM 2 Comments Having been ordained in 1977, the Revd Canon Michael Jackson from the Diocese of Qu’Appelle is the longest serving deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada. In this blog, he explores the permanent diaconate. Our liturgies invite us to pray for “all bishops, priests … Continue reading THE DIACONATE: RENEWING AN ANCIENT MINISTRY
Canon Rosalind Brown has given permission for this draft of her article for Ecclesiology to be published here. In it she argues for a further development of the theological underpinning of diaconal ministry which recognises that the ministry of Jesus was empowered by the Holy Spirit and that he sent the Holy Spirit to empower … Continue reading SPIRIT-FILLED: developing a pneumatological understanding of diaconal ministry