Sentence Examples


  • St Francis was a deacon but not a priest.
  • In 1817, and was ordained deacon and priest.
  • They were met by a deacon with a censer and by a servant who passed out on tiptoe without heeding them.
  • On the 27th of October 1457 he took part in the trial and condemnation for heresy of Reginald Pecock, bishop of Chichester, who had been ordained subdeacon and deacon on the same day and by the same bishop as Waynflete himself.
  • The second stage was for the sub-deacon who read the epistle (facing the altar); and the third for the subordinate clergy who read other parts of scripture.