Diaconate is from the Greek [ diaconos], meaning a servant. In theological terms it pertains to the ministry of the deacons in the Church. While all Christians are called in service to others, the deacon is an official office of this service, and the solemnly duty of those appointed to this office is to be a living example of such service to others. [ back
a form of ordained ministry, in a range of parish and sector contexts, usually in a complementary role in a ministry team
The diaconate is the way of life, service and ministry of a deacon.
A special ministry of servanthood of deacons directly under the Bishop. In the name of Jesus Christ, the diaconate are to serve all people, particularly the poor, the sick and the lonely.