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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Shrine Clerk, or Shrine Keeper,

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is the official in a church who receives the voluntary oblations of the faithful. At the great and most noted shrines of saints the shrine clerk sat at a table near, or sometimes at, a tomb, the slab of which served as such, to accept the donations of the pilgrims.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Shrine Clerk, or Shrine Keeper,'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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