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Deacons in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

A deacon is a baptized person called and empowered by God and the Church to be a model of Christ’s servant ministry for all people. As agents of God’s compassion and reconciling grace, deacons are missionaries to the world and messengers to the Church of the world’s needs, hopes and concerns. In the Church, deacons call forth, empower, and inspire the baptized to respond to these needs. The role of the deacon in liturgy mirrors this role of the deacon in Church and world. Deacons are living symbols of Christ’s presence as they embody Christ’s servant ministry and point to the presence of Christ in those they serve.
-North American Association for the Diaconate

Read more about deacons in this diocese:

Customary for Deacons

Customary for Diocesan Mission Deacons

Assignments of Deacons in our Diocese


Ministries of deacons in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania:

Feed My Sheep

Jubilee Ministries

We SHARE Support Group for children with special needs


Helpful resources:

Engaging the Diaconia of All Believers

Fund for the Diaconate of the Episcopal Church of the United States

Letter of Agreement – Deacons

Daily Office – Mission of St. Clare

Association of Episcopal Deacons

Resources for: Children | Youth | Young Adults