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October 11th–Philip the Deacon

I wanted to mention that today we celebrate the feast day of one of the first deacons, the deacon Philip. The office of the deacon was the first auxiliary office in the church. It was established by the apostles in the very early days of the church. Deacons are the helpers of the church; their job is to be assistants to the priests, ministers, and pastors. As well as being assistants to the ministers, the deacons serve the congregations. In the early days of the church, seven deacons were chosen… Read more October 11th–Philip the Deacon

What Vestments Does a Priest or Pastor Need?

Have you ever considered what Ecclesiastical Vestments are needed by your Pastor or Priest in order for them to do their job? We often sit in church week in and week out and never give the clothing worn by clergy a second thought. Worse yet, is there ever thought in the church budget to provide new items for the Pastor or Priest as they are needed? The answers to these questions in part may depend on the denomination of the clergy member. For simplicity’s sake, let’s focus on two different… Read more What Vestments Does a Priest or Pastor Need?