Trinity Episcopal Church
60 s. Dorset Rd Troy OH 45373
60 South Dorset Rd.
Troy OH 45373
A HISTORY OF ACOLYTES:
In contemporary Anglicanism, a general term which covers not only servers, torchbearers, and lighters of candles but also crucifers, thurifers, and banner-bearers. Acolytes are mentioned as a minor order (along with porters, lectors, and exorcists) as early as a letter of Pope Cornelius to Fabius of Antioch in 252. They were also mentioned in Cyprian's writings. They assisted deacons or subdeacons at the preparation of the table. Later they carried candles in processions. In Rome they carried fragments of the bread consecrated at the papal Mass to other churches.
In the late middle ages, when candles began to appear upon altars, they lighted the altar candles. Eventually lay servers or sacristans performed duties earlier associated with acolytes, and the order of acolyte was normally conferred upon a candidate for priesthood in the course of his training. The minor orders were not perpetuated in Anglicanism. Some of the duties earlier performed by persons in the minor order of acolyte were taken over by lay clerks. In the later nineteenth century the clerks were suppressed and their duties were largely taken over by lay "acolytes" and sacristans or altar guilds.
Luke is 15 years old and attends Tippecanoe High
He is a talented athlete as a cross country runner, soccer
player, swimmer, tennis player, lacrosse player, and track
He is an active participator in his Christian communion
"I am in Faith In Us because I want to spread the message
that everyone is equal no matter what race, religion, or
Youth and Adults can be trained to be Acolytes.
Our youth are a part of this important ministry
Please contact Rev. Nancy (937-232-1587) for more information if interested.
Bishop Thomas Breidenthal, Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Ohio,
will be at Trinity on May 26, 2019 to administer
the Rite of Confirmation and Reception.
Congratulations: Luke and Victoria
Victoriais 17 years old and attends Tippecanoe High
School in Tipp City, Ohio.
She is a competitive swimmer, horseback rider, and lacrosse
player as well as an active Girl Scout. She is very involved with
her Episcopal community and church.
"I did Faith in Us because I felt like a lot of people in my
school knew nothing about other religions and I hoped by being
a part of this, I could help educate my friends at school."