Apostolic Subdeacon


Historically, an Apostolic Subeacon was a cardinal deacon who served at a Papal Mass.[1] The Apostolic Deacon performs the role in the Papal Mass that is ordinarily performed by a Subdeacon at a regular Mass.[1]


  1. ^ a b Rev. Dr. Athanasius D. McVay, "The Greek Deacon of the Papal Rite of Mass (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)", Annales Ecclesiae Ucrainae blog, 9/27/2008