Please pray for Bishop Thomas Brown today on the anniversary of his consecration.
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Deacons have specific liturgical responsibilities in the worship of the Episcopal Church that are intended to reflect their role as servants of Christ. These duties include taking the Good News of God’s love to the world (proclaiming the Gospel), bringing the concerns of the world into the church (working with others on the prayers of the people), modeling servanthood (preparing the table) and sending the people of God out to serve the world (proclaiming the dismissal). Ideally, each of these liturgical duties is matched by real world and congregational ministries.
A communicant in good standing, may be licensed by the Bishop to serve as Worship Leader, Preacher, Eucharistic Minister, or Eucharistic Visitor. Requirements and guidelines for the selection, training, continuing education, and deployment of lay ministers, and the duration of licenses shall be established by the Bishop in consultation with the Commission on Ministry.
The 200th Convention of the Diocese of Maine and Formal Seating of the Tenth Bishop of Maine was held on October 26, 2019 at the University of Southern Maine and the Cathedral of St. Luke in Portland, Maine.
The logo for the Episcopal Diocese of Maine utilizes design elements – namely the pine tree and the cross - that have remained consistent since 1930. The shape of the logo echoes both the diocesan shield and the shield of The Episcopal Church. View the inspirations for our current, colorful logo and download branding guidelines.