Deacon. Office in the Aaronic Priesthood given to males beginning at the age of 12. Among other duties, deacons serve the weekly Sacrament on Sunday mornings. His job is to “watch over the Church and to be a standing minister to the Church” (Priesthood and Church Government, pp. 164-165). In the Bible, deacons are men chosen as subordinate officers in the church. Their qualifications include not being greedy, being sound in the faith, and able to rule their children and houses well. They are also to be the husband of one wife (1 Timothy 3:8-12).
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