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Deacon candidates another step closer to ordination

By Bill Brewer The Diocese of Knoxville’s newest class of permanent deacons has taken a key step closer to ordination as they now can serve as lectors proclaiming the Word of God. Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the Rite of the Institution of Lectors for the 25 candidates for the …

Deacon aspirants participate in Rite of Admission to Candidacy

Twenty-three men in the diocese’s next deacon class took their first major public step Oct. 12 at All Saints Church in Knoxville as they participated in the Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders. The men are two and a half years into their studies for the diaconate, and …