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Deacon - An ordained assisting minister whose main functions at the Eucharist are to read the Gospel, (in some churches to lead the Prayers of the People), prepare the gifts at the Offertory, assist with the administration of Communion, help with the ablutions, and dismiss the people. In the absence of a bishop or priest, a deacon may administer Communion from the Reserved Sacrament (BCP, 408-409). The initial level of ordination in the Episcopal Church.(St Pauls)

Deacon is a role in the Christian Church which is generally associated with service of some kind, but which varies among theological and denominational traditions. In many traditions, the diaconate is a clerical office; in others, it is for laity. (wikipedia)

A deacon is an ordained man whose ministry is to assist the bishop of his diocese and serve people who are in need. He may proclaim and preach the Good News, assist at Eucharist, and preside at baptisms, marriages and funerals. A permanent deacon may be married or celibate. A deacon in transition to priesthood is celibate.(vocations)

An ordained minister in full connection; a servant-leader whose ministry is to teach and nourish disciples. Deacons are appointed by a bishop, but do not itinerate. There are many possible appointments for deacons including but not limited to local church pastors, counselors, hospital chaplains, attending school, working in the community. Deacon has been a permanent status since 1996.(Henson Stroud).