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From the Latin mini, "lesser." The term has the same form as the Latin magister, from magis, "greater," meaning "master" or "teacher." Ministry appears in the Vulgate translation of Mt 20:26, "he who would be great [Latin, maior] among you, let him be your minister," translating the underlying Greek diakonos, "servant," as "minister." Thus ministry entered the Christian vocabulary referring to the Christian vocation to serve. Ministry refers to the work and office of the one who ministers. 

Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
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