St. Phoebe School for Deacons

A partnership of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia

Learning to Serve

“As a deacon in the Church, you are to study the Holy Scriptures, to seek nourishment from them, and to model your life upon them. You are to make Christ and his redemptive love known, by your word and example, to those among whom you live, and work, and worship. You are to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world. You are to assist the bishop and priests in public worship and in the ministration of God’s Word and Sacraments, and you are to carry out other duties assigned to you from time to time. At all times, your life and teaching are to show Christ’s people that in serving the helpless they are serving Christ himself. “

Ordination of a Deacon, Book of Common Prayer (p. 543)
The St. Phoebe School for Deacons prepares those called to this ministry of servanthood through academic, practical and spiritual formation.

Learning to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, the sick and the lonely.

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Learning to interpret the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world to the Church.

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Learning opportunities and curriculum designed for working adults from all walks of life, in order to strengthen and grow the vocational diaconate.

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The St. Phoebe School for Deacons is a partnership for learning and service leadership.

Online classes are offered in partnership with the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership at CDSP.

Spiritual and Practical Formation are grounded in local context within the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

For more information about the St. Phoebe School, contact us:

The St. Phoebe School for Deacons
110 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220

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