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QUESTION 1

What is the primary duty of an acolyte?

QUESTION 2

Who may be an acolyte?

QUESTION 3

What is the first thing that an altar server does upon entering the altar with the intention of serving? The second thing? The third thing?

QUESTION 4

What is the name of the vestment an acolyte uses? When does he put it on? What must he do before putting it on or taking it off?

QUESTION 5

What are the duties of a server in preparing for the Divine Liturgy?

QUESTION 6

Describe a small entrance for Divine Liturgy.

  1. When is the small entrance?
  2. What do the servers carry?
  3. Where do they go while waiting for the priest to leave the altar? Describe what they do.
  4. Describe the entrance from just before it begins till everyone has reentered the altar.
  5. When do the servers go back into the altar?
  6. What do the servers do when they reenter the altar?

QUESTION 7

How many times is the censer used in Great Vespers with a Litya service following? When? How is the censer used and by whom?

QUESTION 8

How many times is the censer used in Sunday matins? When?

QUESTION 9

How many times is the censer used during the Oblation service and Divine Liturgy? When?

QUESTION 10

List all the things that need to be cleaned and put in order after the Divine Liturgy.





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