Rayna and her ex, deacon, perform one of their old love duets at the Bluebird.
But deacon does have her own hopes for the future of the Catholic Church under a new leader.
“His sermons were pretty much from his heart,” the deacon told us.
deacon Williams seemed to confirm this sentiment, saying, “as Christian people, we wanted him to get well.”
The deacon said he is demanding an explanation from Williams.
"Oh, I'm all right, deacon," said Gourlay with a silly laugh.
The deacon nosed the old and evil-smelling scow into the bank.
But the Irishman is a deacon of his craft, and settles the point like an adept.
Late that afternoon the deacon returned and hung his nets up to dry.
You are as obstinate as deacon Stumps' forelock, that wouldn't lie down and couldn't stand up.
Old English deacon, diacon, from Late Latin diaconus, from Greek diakonos "servant of the church, religious official," literally "servant," from dia- "thoroughly" + PIE *kon-o-, from root *ken- "to set oneself in motion."
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Anglicized form of the Greek word diaconos, meaning a "runner," "messenger," "servant." For a long period a feeling of mutual jealousy had existed between the "Hebrews," or Jews proper, who spoke the sacred language of palestine, and the "Hellenists," or Jews of the Grecian speech, who had adopted the Grecian language, and read the Septuagint version of the Bible instead of the Hebrew. This jealousy early appeared in the Christian community. It was alleged by the Hellenists that their widows were overlooked in the daily distribution of alms. This spirit must be checked. The apostles accordingly advised the disciples to look out for seven men of good report, full of the Holy Ghost, and men of practical wisdom, who should take entire charge of this distribution, leaving them free to devote themselves entirely to the spiritual functions of their office (Acts 6:1-6). This was accordingly done. Seven men were chosen, who appear from their names to have been Hellenists. The name "deacon" is nowhere applied to them in the New Testament; they are simply called "the seven" (21:8). Their office was at first secular, but it afterwards became also spiritual; for among other qualifications they must also be "apt to teach" (1 Tim. 3: 8-12). Both Philip and Stephen, who were of "the seven," preached; they did "the work of evangelists."