In Catholic, Anglican and Eastern Orthodox churches, the diaconate is one of the major orders along with bishops and priests. The role of the deacon is to assist the priest in their pastoral or administrative duties. They typically report directly to a bishop and have a distinctive role in the church, with duties including serving the bishop, the proclamation of the Gospel and assisting the celebrant at the altar. Some deacons are also granted permission to preach. Deacons are typically ordained to service rather than to priesthood.
As with other positions within the church, the deacon is adorned with a specific set of vestments and accessories pertaining to their position. Matthew F. Sheehan offers a full selection of deacon's items to choose from including deacon albs, stoles, dalmatics, shirts, rings, cuff links and other accessories. Our deacon's items are made by some of the top religious brands in the world including R.J. Toomey, Slabbinck and more.
Each piece of deacon apparel offered is chosen for comfort and quality. Our selection includes shirts, wraps, stoles and more to allow for proper dress befitting the position. Our top quality deacon's apparel comes in a variety of styles from simple, single-color items to highly decorative pieces. Whether you're searching for an ornate Tapestry of Life stole or a simple cream colored dalmatic, we have everything you need to create the right look for any occasion.
Matthew F. Sheehan has been in business since 1907, delivering high-quality religious goods to all faiths. Our collection of deacon's items have been chosen for their exceptional quality, beauty and value. No matter what you're looking for, you'll find the right item at the right price when you shop with Matthew F. Sheehan. Browse our selection today and see why we have been the leading church goods supplier in the U.S. for over 100 years.