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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Vespillonees

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were the undertakers or gravediggers who formed one class of subordinate servants of the early Church, and were so called probably from their carrying out the dead in the night. Some trace the word to vesperus, the evening.


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Vespillonees'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/v/vespillonees.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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