54 min

FH34: What is a Deaconess? Faith and Honor

    • Christianity

One of the most interesting -- and misunderstood -- aspects of the ancient Church is the office of the Deaconess. Obscured in the contentious polemics surrounding women's ordination, the office of the Deaconess has been largely forgotten. And yet it is an apostolic office, found in the Sacred Scriptures (the same passages used by advocates of women's ordination). We know ... Read More

One of the most interesting -- and misunderstood -- aspects of the ancient Church is the office of the Deaconess. Obscured in the contentious polemics surrounding women's ordination, the office of the Deaconess has been largely forgotten. And yet it is an apostolic office, found in the Sacred Scriptures (the same passages used by advocates of women's ordination). We know ... Read More

54 min

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