St Francis was a deacon but not a priest.
in 1817, and was ordained deacon and priest.
"Why, that must be the Anferovs," said an old deacon, addressing a pockmarked peasant woman.
They were met by a deacon with a censer and by a servant who passed out on tiptoe without heeding them.
The growth of sacerdotal theories, which were fully developed in Cyprian's time, fixed attention on the bishop as a sacrificing priest, and on the deacon 3 as his assistant at the altar.