Why are archdeacons (Anglican, Catholic, or Orthodox) called “The Venerable”? What is the origin, in Latin and English, of this title?
Wikipedia doesn't seem to provide a fleshed-out etymology of this title. Who first held it? When did its usage become applied to all archdeacons. And do archdeacons ever have issues with the title, ...
Thinking about the life of Samuel, you can see that in some ways he did live out his life as a priest on top of being a prophet despite being from the half-tribe of Ephraim. One, He was brought up ...