Today we finish Chapter III of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church. After talking about priests yesterday, today we look at the role of deacons in the Church. This is a short but important paragraph as it contains the call to bring back the permanent diaconate to greater use in the Church.
There are no Scripture citations, but here are the footnotes:
(74) Constitutiones Ecclesiac aegyptiacae, III, 2: ed. Funk, Didascalia, II, p. 103. Statuta Eccl. Ant. 371: Mansi 3, 954.
(75) S. Polycarpus, Ad Phil. 5, 2: ed. Funk, I, p. 300: Christus dicitur . omnium diaconus factus .. Cfr. Didache, 15, 1: ib., p. 32. S.Ignatius M. Trall. 2, 3: ib., p. 242. Constitutiones Apostolorum, 8, 28, 4: ed. Funk, Didascalia, I, p. 530.