Dr. Caren Stayer gave a brief history of the deaconess, various duties she carried out, and theories on why this order fell out of use.
Very Reverend Fr. Daniel Rentel gave reflections in a passionate and thought-provoking manner, urging the Church to consider how the female diaconate could help minister to the needs of God’s people today.
REFLECTIONS ON THE WOMEN DIACONATE
by the Very Reverend Fr. Daniel Rentel
AnnMarie Mecera informed attendees about topics covered at the conference, and ministries in which many of the speakers are involved. Regional re-caps, such as the one held here, she explained, special interest groups, and a future conference were some of the ideas that came out of discussions at the conference.