An officer in Christian churches appointed to perform certain subordinate duties varying in different communions. In the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches, a person admitted to the lowest order in the ministry, subordinate to the bishops and priests. In Presbyterian churches, he is subordinate to the minister and elders, and has charge of certain duties connected with the communion service and the care of the poor. In Congregational churches, he is subordinate to the pastor, and has duties as in the Presbyterian church.
The chairman of an incorporated company.
To read aloud each line of (a psalm or hymn) before singing it, -- usually with off.
With humorous reference to hypocritical posing: To pack (fruit or vegetables) with the finest specimens on top; to alter slyly the boundaries of (land); to adulterate or doctor (an article to be sold), etc.
Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr, the man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all. Jim Elliot
My sisters have been baptized and my dad is a deacon at his church now. Sadly my mother passed away but what I can say is that the Jehovah Witnesses took very good care of her up until she died. Sherri Shepherd
In fact, my parents were church people; my father was a deacon in the church. Tina Turner
Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career. Jack Youngblood
So I was very close to ordination. I was delighted to be ordained a deacon, which is the last step between, before becoming a priest. But then it all fell apart. Thomas Keneally