The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Northern Lengthwise Nave. South View

Angel and Deacons

Dionisy's frescoes. Angel and Deacons

Five deacons headed by angels worship baby Christ, the Lamb, represented in the key-stone of the altar.
Deacon (in Greek servant, waiter) accompanies the priest during Communion (Philip I, 1:1, Timothy III, 8:12); the lowest grade of clergy. Deacons help presbyters or bishops to hand out the sacraments and in other duties: oversight of the treasury, care of the altar, throne and letter writing.