Deaconesses

Deaconess (and also deacon) comes from a Greek word diakonos (διακονος). This Greek word means a servant or helper and occurs frequently in the Christian New Testament of the Bible and is sometimes applied to Christ himself.

Through meals, cards, visitations and fellowship, the Deaconesses strive to serve Christ and each other as they “administer God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10b).