WORSHIP INSIGHT: Acolyte

WORSHIP INSIGHT: Acolyte

Categories: Education,Pastor's Thoughts

The word acolyte is derived from the Greek word akolouthos, meaning companion, attendant, or helper. The Acolyte ministry has its roots in the Hebrew scriptures, where the prophets Samuel and Elisha are seen assisting Eli, the Levite priest. At the late service, acolytes wear a worship robe called an alb, Latin for white, which is a reminder of baptism and being clothed in Christ. They assist in leading worship by lighting and extinguishing the candles, and assisting with the offering.

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