Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles deacons at our annual clergy conference. Front row: The Ven. Laura Eustis Siriani, archdeacon, and the Rev. Canon Joanne Leslie, archdeacon emerita.

Almighty and everlasting God, from whom cometh every good and perfect gift: Send down upon our bishops, deacons, and priests, and upon the congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and, that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honor of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.

— Book of Common Prayer