Datum November 2013

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The Order of Deaconesses


A Brief History of Deaconesses The recognized service of women in the Church dates from apostolic days. The term diakonos—literally, “servant”—used both for deacons and, in the early days, for deaconesses, is applied by St. Paul (Romans 16:1) to “Phoebe, a diakonos of the Church which is in Cenchraea.” Through the letters of St. Chrysostom we know that […]