The Emperor divested himself of the symbols of the empire, and now ministered to the Pope as subdeacon at mass.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5" by Various
In it, the balsam is carried by a subdeacon, etc.
"The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome" by Charles Michael Baggs
A cope of black worsted with priest, deacon, and subdeacon, with all their apparel.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Southwark Cathedral" by George Worley
After being ordained subdeacon, he went to Rome and became a Jesuit in 1573, spending some years at Brunn, Vienna and Prague.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
Leo the Great (d. 461) and Gregory the Great (d. 604) further extended the rule of celibacy to subdeacons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Brother Fray Juan Crespo, subdeacon, of the convent of San Pablo, of Valladolid.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
I have no profession at all, but am a Canon of the Pieve, of Santa Maria of Arezzo, and am merely a subdeacon.
"The Old Yellow Book" by Anonymous
An exemption was still made for priests, deacons, and subdeacons.
"Constitutional History of England, Vol 1 of 3" by Henry Hallam
He at once became a canon of St Peter's; he was made subdeacon of the Roman Church by Gregory VIII.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various