What is a Deacon?
The word ‘Deacon’ comes from the Syrian language and means ‘servant’. The order of Deacons was established by the first Church when the first deacons were appointed to help the Apostles in their service, as mentioned by our teacher St. Luke in the Holy Book of Acts.
Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch, whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them. (Acts 6: 3-6)
The Deacon As A Rank Of Priesthood
In the Coptic Orthodox church, priesthood is comprised of three discrete orders:
The church would like to invite all deacons to fill out this form in order to arrange for the Holy Liturgy service schedule and give the opportunity to every deacon to serve in the house of the Lord. May God bless your life and service.