'deacon' can also refer to...

Admission to Candidacy for Ordination of Deacons and Priests

(Arthur) Bernard Deacon (1903—1927) social anthropologist

Bob Deacon

Dan Deacon (b. 1981)

Deacon Blue

deacon, diaconate

Deacon process

Deacons for Defense and Justice

Deacon's Masterpiece, The;

George Eric Deacon Alcock (1912—2000) astronomer

George Frederick Deacon (1843—1909) civil engineer

Henry Deacon (1822—1876) chemist and manufacturer

Ignatios the Deacon

James Deacon (1731—1750) miniature painter

James Deacon Hume (1774—1842) civil servant and free-trader

James the Deacon

Leo the Deacon

Mark the Deacon

Paul the Deacon (c. 720—800)

Peter the Deacon (c. 1107—1153)

Pudentiana Deacon (c. 1581—1645) Benedictine nun and translator

Richard Deacon (b. 1949)

Seven Deacons

Sir George Edward Raven Deacon (1906—1984) oceanographer

Terrence W. Deacon

Theodosios the Deacon

Thomas Deacon (1697—1753) bishop of the nonjuring Church of England and physician

William Arthur Deacon (1890—1977)

William Frederick Deacon (1799—1845) journalist and author


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In Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox Churches, an ordained minister ranking below that of priest (now, except in the Orthodox Church, typically in training for the priesthood). In some Protestant Churches, a deacon is a lay officer appointed to assist a minister, especially in secular affairs; in the early Church, a deacon was an appointed minister of charity.

The word is recorded from Old English (in form diacon) and comes via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek diakonos ‘servant’, in ecclesiastical Greek ‘Christian minister’.

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