subdeacon

[suhb-dee-kuhn, suhb-dee-]
noun
a member of the clerical order next below that of deacon.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English subdecon, -dekene < Late Latin subdiāconus. See sub-, deacon

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subdeacon (ˌsʌbˈdiːkən)
 
n
1.  a cleric who assists at High Mass
2.  (formerly) a person ordained to the lowest of the major orders
 
subdeaconate
 
n

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The orthodox church has two minor orders, those of reader and subdeacon.
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