Definition of Deaconesses

1. Noun. (plural of deaconess) ¹



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Definition of Deaconesses

1. deaconess [n] - See also: deaconess

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deaconesses

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Literary usage of Deaconesses

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"The requested to send deaconesses from Lutherans, here to North America." In 1849 he accompanied four deaconesses to Pitts- burg, where they were stationed ..."

2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"It hu b«en thought that these deaconesses were widows in the earlier day» of the Church, on the ground of the injunction of St. Paul that no widow should be ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1873)
"ANGLICAN deaconesses. SEVERAL years have gone by since reference was made in this ... deaconesses had been recognized by the rulers of the English Church ..."

4. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Comprising the History, Institutions by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1875)
"189). II. Qualifications for the Diaconate.— It has been thought that these deaconesses were widows in the earlier days of the ..."

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