Deacon
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    Deacon

    Overview

    An office of the Aaronic Priesthood. A boy may be ordained a deacon beginning in January of the year that he turns 12. Some of a deacon’s responsibilities are to pass the sacrament and collect fast offerings from the members.

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    General Resources

    “Aaronic Priesthood,” True to the Faith

    Fulfilling My Duty to God: For Aaronic Priesthood Holders

    “Aaronic Priesthood,” Handbook 2, 8

    “Deacon, Aaronic Priesthood,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism

    Church Magazines

    “Brand-New Deacon,” Friend, October 2013

    “Embracing Ethan, Accepting Autism,” Ensign, January 2013

    “Passing Up Passing the Sacrament,” New Era, May 2006

    “The Deacon with the Big Smile,” New Era, July 2005

    “Becoming a Deacon,” Ensign or Liahona, January 2005

    “The Deacons Quorum,” Ensign, January 2005

    “The Deacons of Coventry,” New Era, January 2005

    “Deacon in Motion,” New Era, September 2003

    “Deacon Power,” New Era, May 1975

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    In the News

    “Sister Burton: Women’s Influence Complements Priesthood,” Church News

    “Deacon,” LDS Newsroom

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    Stories and Activities for Teaching Children

    “A Priesthood Ordination,” Family Home Evening Resource Book, lesson 30

    Media

    Videos

    “The Priesthood—a Sacred Gift”

    “Sacred Keys of the Aaronic Priesthood”

    “A Quorum President (Dayton’s Legs)”

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    “Be Not Dismayed—Jake Bullock,” Enduring It Well, episode 54

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