School for Formation: The Diaconate, Diakonia, and Why They Matter to the Church

February 2, 2019 Episcopal House of Prayer, Collegeville, Online

Participants in this workshop will review the history of deacons, deaconesses, and the revival of the diaconate over the last 150 years. We examine how the office and leadership of deacons has changed over time and how the urbanization, industrialization and mass-consumption of the 19th Century prompted a revival of the diaconate. We will also look at the diaconate among some of our ecumenical partners and neighbors.

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