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Why Acolytes?

by The Rev. Matthew Addington   Have you ever wondered why the Episcopal Church has acolytes? Where did this tradition come from? What purpose do (did) acolytes serve? These answers may surprise you. The word acolyte comes from the Greek word akolouthos, meaning helper, follower, or assistant. This seems very generic for the role the early acolytes served. In the 2nd and into the third century, Christians were heavily persecuted, which meant followers of Jesus were forced to... Read More
Posted by Matt Addington at Aug 19

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