Rongen, G. van (2005) Art. 40

Article 40 — Meetings of deacons

The deacons shall meet regularly to deal with the matters pertaining to their office. Their meetings shall begin and end with prayer.

The meetings of the deacons are not mentioned in the summing up of the ‘ecclesiastical assemblies’ in Article 28, because they are of a distinct character.
That is why it is expressly mentioned that they must begin and end with prayer, because they must be held ‘under invocation of the Lord’.

As for the execution of their office the deacons are under the supervision of the consistory, just as with each of the ministers and the elders.