Saintly Deacons Illuminationbooks

Saintly Deacons Illuminationbooks❮Read❯ ➸ Saintly Deacons Illuminationbooks ➻ Author Owen F. Cummings – In the years since the Second Vatican Council 1962 65 reestablished deacons as a permanent order of the clergy the diaconate has evolved into one of the most visible and fastest growing areas of ordai In the years since the Second Vatican Council reestablished deacons as a permanent order of the clergy the diaconate has evolved into one of the most visible and fastest growing Saintly Deacons Epub / areas of ordained ministry within the Church However to many who grew up thinking of deacons as merely on a transitional step up the ecclesiastical ladder the sudden proliferation of permanent members of this order has been both surprising and mystifying and edifying In SAINTLY DEACONS Owen Cummings explores the remarkable history and evolution of the diaconate through the lives of eight notable deacons over the two millennia of Christian history It traces the tradition from its origins with New Testament deacons Stephen and Philip to patristic deacons Lawrence and Ephrem through the medieval deacons Alcuin of York and Francis of Assisi and ends with the Reformation Era deacons Reginald Pole and Nicholas Ferrar Cummings shows that throughout their long history deacons have not been defined by a narrow job description but rather have offered themselves to serve the local church as best they can in accordance with their God given gifts the reuest of their bishops and the tasks that need to be done And he demonstrates the particular value and relevance of this versatile role in today's church SAINTLY DEACONS takes a historical perspective and demonstrates the remarkable breadth of diaconal service through the ages By including the Anglican deacon Nicholas Ferrar of Little Gidding Cummings has given this book an ecumenical relevance Written in a focused and reader friendly style his book will appeal to all Catholics and will be of particular interest to members of the diaconate participants in permanent deacon programs and parishioners who want to understand about the background of the deacons within their own parish. This short book looks at the lives of eight deacons during four separate periods of the church the Apostolic period the Second Century the Middle Ages and the Reformation Among those discussed are such well known deacons such as Stephen and Philip two of the first seven deacons from the Apostolic period Lawrence from the first century and Francis of Assisi from the Middle Ages However there are others such as Alcuin of York a Saxon from the Middle Ages who served as an advisor to Charlemagne and Reginald Pole from the Reformation who was appointed as a cardinal while still a deacon and served as one of the three papal legates to the Council of Trent Reginald was also a cousin to Henry VIII of England and remaining Catholic meant he would live out the end of his life in exile While short this little volume packs a lot of information

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  • Paperback
  • 80 pages
  • Saintly Deacons Illuminationbooks
  • Owen F. Cummings
  • English
  • 26 January 2015
  • 9780809143221