30 YEARS OF WOMEN DEACONS

It’s 30 years since women were first ordained as deacons in the Church of England!

Image result for 1987 ordination of womenArchbishop Robert Runcie ordains the first women deacons in April 1987

Surely an occasion to celebrate.  Some images of deacons around the world to add to our rejoicing.

Image result for african anglican deaconsDeacons in Ovamboland

 

Related imageArmenian deacons – pioneers indeed

 

Image result for coptic ordination women deaconsNewly-ordained women deacons of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria

 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/episcopalflorida/11309076544 by user Episcopal Diocese of Southwest FloridaEpiscopalian deacons, south-west Florida

 

Related imageAnd Phoebe, of course!

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