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Why can't girls become deacons like boys?

We are all members of the one Church and each of us has a role. The Holy Bible speaks only about male deacons in the letter of St. Paul to his disciple St. Timothy. Let every one of us be satisfied with the role God has given them. "But now indeed there are many members, yet one body...But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it" (1 Cor 12:15-26).
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