Acolytes

(Greek, "follower"). A lay person, usually a child or young adult, who assists ministers in worship services.

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32617
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Assistants to priests and deacons, who generally perform duties such as lighting and bearing candles. The term is also used, by extension, in a general sense to refer to any novice or assistant.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300266370. The J. Paul Getty Trust.