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ACOLYTES

 

Acolytes are primarily middle and high school aged youth who are trained to assist the priest during the service and to lead processions carrying the torches and cross. In many Christian denominations, an acolyte is anyone who performs ceremonial duties such as lighting altar candles.

The word acolyte is derived from the Greek word acolytos, meaning companion, attendant, or helper. The Acolyte ministry has its roots in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible, where the prophet Samuel is seen assisting Eli, the Levite priest, and Elisha is seen assisting Elijah the Prophet.

Acolyte practice is the 2nd Saturday of every month from 11am to noon.

We ask that Acolytes be vested and ready for service by 9:30am each Sunday.

If you are interested in becoming an Acolyte or would like to assist in this ministry please Contact Michelle Brown, Denise Brown or Sandy Howard at  acolytes@meadechurch.org