The Diaconate in the Diocese of Maryland
Are you a PASSIONATE LEARNER who enjoys teaching others?
Are you EAGER to DO JUSTICE and WORK FOR RECONCILIATION to make the world a little more peaceful?
Are you ENTHUSIASTIC in SHARNG THE STORY OF GOD'S GRACE AND POWER in your life?
Do you SEE GOD in all persons especially, the poor, the disenfranchised, the marginal, the "nobodies" of our communities?
The Diaconate in the Diocese of Maryland is an order of ordained persons serving as Itinerant Servant Leaders.
Deacons are ordained to a separate, distinct and equal order of ministry under the direct authority of the Bishop:
We invite everyone to join the community of deacons in theological reflection. On Engaging the Diakonia of All Believers.
Young adults interested in diaconal ministry are invited to participate in The Seven. The Seven is a part-time, 10-month hands-on spiritual and educational experience for young adults (18-30 years old) who want to engage in meaningful work and reflection in their communities while discerning their own vocations, in mentored relationships with Episcopal deacons.
2012, 2013, and 2014 Classes at Claggett
"The ministry of deacons is to remind us of the hurts and needs of the world around us.
We ordain them in order to urge us and nag us to get involved in healing those hurts and needs,
to build and rebuild communities around us." ++Katharine Jefferts Schori
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Updated August 28, 2012