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Often, the whole congregation also says or sings a prayer that the Holy Spirit will come upon you.
A gift stole may be presented before the ordination if it is in the liturgical colour of the service, because the gift’s significance would be doubled were it to be used in the actual ceremony.
A deacon is noticeable when wearing liturgical robes, because his or her stole (a coloured scarf in fine fabrics) is worn across the chest at a 45 degree angle.
On the street, deacons can’t be distinguished from priests because they, like priests, may wear a clergy shirt and collar with their everyday clothing.
Will it be a three year residential degree programme at an accredited seminary?
Will it be local night classes and individual mentorship?