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subdeacon

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Pronunciation: /sʌbˈdiːk(ə)n
 
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Definition of subdeacon in English:

noun

(In some Christian Churches) a minister of an order ranking below deacon.
Example sentences
  • The rest were secular cathedrals, governed by a chapter consisting of a dean and canons whose duty to maintain the Divine Office in choir was carried out by deputies or vicars, normally in priests ’, deacons ’, or subdeacons ' orders.
  • Adam A. J. DeVille, a doctoral student at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute for Eastern Christian Studies at St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada, is a subdeacon in the Eparchy of Toronto of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.
  • Deacons, subdeacons, and readers assist the priests during services.

Derivatives

subdiaconate

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Pronunciation: /-dʌɪˈakəneɪt, -dʌɪˈakənət/
noun
Example sentences
  • In Rome, after having received the subdiaconate and the diaconate, on the Saturday of Advent, on 23 December 1673, he was ordained a Priest in the Lateran Basilica, at the hands of Mons.
  • In the question of the matter and form of this sacrament we must distinguish between the three higher orders and the subdiaconate and minor orders.
  • While Vatican Council II was in preparation, many bishops of the Church requested that the minor orders and subdiaconate be revised.

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