The Board of Deacons service
1- Serving on the board of deacons is not different from any other church service, each board member serves each church member under the guidance and direction of the father the priest in humility and self-denial.
2- Although the board of deacons’ responsibility is administrative and financial, it must be performed in a spiritual way under the guidance and direction of the father the priest.
3- The congregation’s responsibility in choosing is serious and must be done in a spiritual way by raising our hearts to God, asking the guidance of the Holy Spirit, avoiding social compliments, conglomeration, and partiality.
4- The board of deacons is chosen by nomination. The Bishop will choose the board from among those who received the highest number of votes in the nominations.
5- The father the priest puts the nominations in front of God in the prayers and liturgies seeking God’s rather than his personal choice.
6- It is important to represent all sectors of the congregation in the board of deacons (i.e. church education, women, social service, youth, deacons, etc. )
7- Those who have been chosen for serving on the board should understand that the work is that of God; therefore, it must be accomplished with honesty and sacrifice