acolyte

[n] - one who assists a minister in a liturgical service
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acolyte

Assistant to a bishop or priest, who ministers in the Christian sanctuary, lighting candles, serving Mass, carrying lights, and so on. Originally acolytes formed a minor order. ...
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Acolyte

(From a Greek word for ' follower ') A layperson who performs minor duties during a religious service. Acolytes serve in pairs, and carry candles at the beginning and end of the Mass, as well as at the gospel.
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Acolyte

Ac`o·lyte noun [ Late Latin acolythus , acoluthus , Greek ... following, attending: confer French acolyte .] 1. (Eccl.) One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic church, being ordained to carry the wine and water and the lights at the ...
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acolyte

1. One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic church, being ordained to carry the wine and water and the lights at the Mass. ... 2. One who attends; an assistant. 'With such chiefs, and with James and John as acolytes.' ... Origin: LL. Acolythus, acoluthus, Gr. Following, attending: cf. F. Acolyte. ... Source: Webster...
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acolyte

noun someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches
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Acolyte

• (n.) One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic church, being ordained to carry the wine and water and the lights at the Mass. • (n.) One who attends; an assistant.
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acolyte

(from Greek akolouthos, `server,` `companion,` or `follower`), in the Roman Catholic church, a person is installed in a ministry in order to assist ... [1 related articles]
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Acolyte

The term acolyte was used in the ancient Latin and Greek Churches, for a person of ecclesiastical rank next in order below the sub-deacons, whose office it was to attend to the officiating' priest. The name is still retained in the Roman Catholic Church.
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Acolyte

In many Christian denominations, an acolyte is anyone who performs ceremonial duties such as lighting altar candles. In others, the term is used for one who has been inducted into a particular liturgical ministry, even when not performing those duties. ==Etymology== The word acolyte is derived from the Greek word ἀκόλουθος (akolouthos), ...
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Acolyte

Minister who is not ordained. Helps the priest and deacon at the altar. He is also entrusted with distributing Communion when needed
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