When a clergy person is first ordained they are a deacon for a year, and
then priested at the end of that year. It is only priests that can celebrate
the communion and usually marriages although that depends on which part of
the Anglican Church they are in.
it is the same for Roman Catholics I believe.
GUDGIN,COLEMAN; Bedford ,BESWICK,HEMINGFIELD,BARBER;Yorks.,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Merilyn Pedrick" <pedricks(a)ozemail.com.au>
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 1:27 AM
Subject: [India-L] Rev. Samuel Percival
Hello again Listers
Rev. Samuel Percival was apparently "deaconed" by the Bishop of Madras in
1856 and "priested" by the same Bishop in 1857. He subsequently came to
Australia where at least three children were born in Bombala, NSW in the
1860s and '70s.
Where could I find information about the "deaconing" and "priesting"
Mylor, South Australia
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