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Resolution 69 - The Ministry of the Church - The Ministry of Women

Resolution 69

The Ministry of the Church - The Ministry of Women

The Conference re-asserts the words in Resolution 49 of the Lambeth Conference of 1920, viz. "The office of a deaconess is primarily a ministry of succour, bodily and spiritual, especially to women, and should follow the lines of the primitive rather than of the modern diaconate of men." It should be understood that the deaconess dedicates herself to a life-long service, but no vow or implied promise of celibacy should be required as necessary for admission to the order.

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