[quote=Brendan]And what’s up in San Diego??
It seems the ‘permanent’ deacons there are not even to be referred to as “Rev Mr.”. His Excellency has reserved that title for ‘transitional’ deacons. Is a ‘permanent’ deacon somehow less reverent that his seminarian counterpart?
When are certain bishops in this country going to get around to realizing that a deacon is a Ordained clergyman operating in a secular world, NOT a layman operating in a clerical role.
Hmmm…I thought that all of California was agreeing to the same title: all deacons, transitional and permament were to be called “Deacon” and the title “Rev. Mr.” was scrapped (this title originally referred to priests, BTW).
All my mail from the Melktie Eparchy of Newton (the one to which I am assigned) comes addressed to “Rev. Deacon Ed Faulk” which, it seems to me, is the correct title. I still think (as do most Eastern prelates and priests) that the Latin bishops have a problem with understanding exactly where deacons fit and that we really are clergy, albeit married clergy (or, at least 98% of us are).