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  1. The Deacon office and the Body of Christ

    by , December 25th, 2017 at 07:58 AM
    But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
    (Mat 23:11 KJV)

    Servant here is diakonos (deacon). Here is an excerpt from "Thayer's Greek to English Lexicon unabridged"

    διάκονος, διακονου, ὁ, ἡ (of uncertain origin, but by no means, as was formerly thought, compounded of διά and κόνις, so as to mean, properly,
    'raising dust by hastening
    '; cf. ἐγκόνειν; for the alpha in the preposition διά is short, in διάκονος,