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date: 17 October 2019


The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Columba StewartColumba Stewart

The *Greek diakonos is a common term for a servant (from diakonia). Specialized Christian diakonoi appear in the Acts of Apostles as those appointed to assist the Twelve Apostles with the practical charity of the community (Acts 6:1–6); the most famous among them were Stephen and Philip. Paul addresses his Letter to the Philippians to the ... ...

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