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A word derived from the Greek, and used to designate one who serves the Priest in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. His chief duties are to arrange the elements on the Credence, to light the candles, receive the offerings and present them, and also the Bread, Wine and water, to the Priest at the proper time in the Celebration.

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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Acolyte'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. 1901.

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