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Get Involved

YOU CAN HELP REJUVENATE THE DIACONATE . . .

 

with prayer . . .

* Pray for purity of heart to discern and serve God’s will for this and every ministry.
 
* Pray for the needs of the whole church, that the Lord will raise the needed and ready persons to serve on her behalf “for the life of the world” today, both lay and ordained.
 
* Pray “for our archbishop, for the honored order of presbyters, for the diaconate in Christ, for all
the clergy and the people” at the Divine Liturgy and other worship services of the church.
 

at this website . . .

*  Learn about the diaconate and share this “good news” with others
* Pray the diaconate prayer, sign, and send to others - READ PRAYER
 

in your community . . .

* Discuss respectfully the needs of your community with others, including your priest
   and bishop, and whether a deacon could help meet those needs.
 
* Ask your priest about starting a book discussion group to help deepen appreciation for this ministry.  Recommended reading:  Remembering and Reclaiming Diakonia by John Chryssavgis and Women Deacons in the Orthodox Church by Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald 
 
* Support those who are called by the Holy Spirit and enter with sincere desire Orthodox diaconal training programs.
 
* Embrace ordained deacons with respect and love.
 
Thank you for caring about your church!  Your involvement while striving “to hear the word of God and do it,” can help rejuvenate the witness of the fullness of the ordained ministry, bringing new vigor and vitality to the Orthodox Church and the Body of Christ in those many places where this may be needed.