St. Stephen Recognition
Recognition of Diaconal ministry in the tradition of St. Stephen
Beginning in 1995, AED initiated a program to provide formal recognition for the ministry and work of deacons. Every three years at our Triennial Assembly we take the time to name some of the important ministry deacons do, as well as to recognize the individual deacons who carry out Christ’s work in our midst.
Bishops from all dioceses in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada are invited to designate deacons whose ministries exemplify the call of a deacon as presented in our Book of Common Prayer. The St. Stephen Recognition is a source of inspiration for the church and, especially, for other deacons.