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A deacon’s business card

He posted this on his Facebook page, and I re-post it here with his permission.  I like the title under the name…

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Dcn Scott

posted October 22, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Love it.

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posted October 22, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Sorry, it seems pretentious to me.

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posted October 23, 2010 at 12:10 am

Pretentious? I know many priests who have such cards and people are glad to receive them. For example, a person is moved by the attitude and homily of a priest at a funeral. Approaching the priest to ask his name and if they could talk sometime, the priest hands out his card and the fortunate person has the info needed to call and make an appointment. Not a bad idea for deacons as well.

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posted October 23, 2010 at 6:34 am

I am not sure how expat meant pretentious, and i see no problem with a deacon having a card, but putting the word servant does seem pretentious or just silly. how many years has he been ordained?
[anthony…He was ordained in 2004. Dcn. G.]

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Fran Rossi Szpylczyn

posted October 23, 2010 at 10:21 am

I met Eric in person, two weeks ago and he is sincere, humble and most kind; which is what I expected. And as for servant – that too. This is a lovely card and it embodies the spirit of diakonos.

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posted October 23, 2010 at 10:25 am

I don’t get why you think the word servant seems pretentious. To me it indicatates that he understands exactly what his vocation is…to serve others. As far as having business cards, that is just practical.

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Abigal Brown

posted October 25, 2010 at 6:03 am

Very nice article and thanks for the useful information

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