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Is there a Romanian equivalent to Diakonissa? -- Pistevo 14:53, 1 November 2005 (CST)

Perhaps our resident Romanian expert may be able to help? —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 15:23, 1 November 2005 (CST)
I haven't been very 'resident' lately. I will try to put things in, though. I hope the Romanian characters show


Lo, it seemeth to me that there should be a separate article on the office of deaconess. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 12:51, December 4, 2005 (CST)

Verily, it should be so, but yet it is not. Until the 'redirect' become a full article, the 'see also' is circular, aye, and therefore risible. —magda (talk) 13:20, December 4, 2005 (CST)


  1. This is an article about the wife of a deacon. If you are looking for a female in clerical orders, see Deaconess.
  2. Diakonissa was also the term used in the ancient Church for the order of deaconess, a non-clerical order which saw to the care of women in the community.

So... are we saying that a deaconess was "clergy" or not? How do we say what we're talking about if this in itself is undecided or under debate? —magda (talk) 15:17, May 31, 2006 (CDT)