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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Or ACOLUTHI, young people who, in the primitive times, aspired to the ministry, and for that purpose continually attended the bishop. In the Romish church, Acolytni were of longer continuance; but their functions were different from those of their first institution. Their business was to light the tapers, carry the candlesticks and the incense pot, and prepare the wine and water. At Rome there were three kinds; 1. those who waited on the pope; 2. those who served in the churches; 3. and others, who, together with the deacons, officiated in other parts of the city.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Acolythi'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/a/acolythi.html. 1802.
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