This is a true saying: If a man desire the office of bishop, he desireth a good work.
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt at teaching;
not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for filthy lucre, but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
one who ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all dignity.
(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
He must not be a novice in the faith, lest being lifted up with pride, he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Moreover he must have a good reputation with those who are outsiders, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Likewise must the deacons be serious, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for filthy lucre,
holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.