Examples from the Web for diaconate
That system was adopted probably about the middle of the 3rd century, but in Rome the diaconate probably remained centralized.
The diaconate, the presbyter, priest or elder, and the επισκοπος or bishop.Mysticism and its Results|John Delafield
It might well be made a text-book for candidates for the diaconate, or at least in theological colleges.Thoughts on Religion|George John Romanes
Leontius intended his diaconate to be a means of propagating Arianism.The Lives of the Saints, Volume III (of 16): March|Sabine Baring-Gould
So early do well-taught Yankee children develop one qualification for the diaconate.A Rambler's lease|Bradford Torrey