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Video footage: RACINE, WISCONSIN 1964: boy genuflects before church altar while priest and acolyte pray
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Definition of the noun acolyte

What does acolyte mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acolytes

  1. someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: clergyman / man of the cloth / reverend = a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church; Holy Order / Order = the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun acolyte

noun

  1. (ecclesiastical) One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic Church, being ordained to carry the wine, water and lights at Mass.
  2. An attendant, assistant or follower.

Characters

  1. Acolyte: In many Christian denominations, an acolyte is anyone who performs ceremonial duties such as lighting altar candles. In others, the term is used for one who has been inducted into a particular liturgical ministry, even when not performing those duties.
  2. Acolyte is a fictional character from the 2012 film Moonrise Kingdom.
  3. Acolyte is a fictional character from the 1998 film Hilary and Jackie.
  4. Acolyte is a fictional character from the 1995 film Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest.
  5. Acolyte is a fictional film character.

Artwork

"Acolyte" is an artwork by Anjolie Ela Menon.

  • also known as Acolite

Music

  1. "Acolyte" is the debut studio album by the English alternative dance band Delphic, released by Polydor Records on 11 January 2010. It was recorded mostly in Ewan Pearson's Berlin studio. The album was released in Australia and New Zealand on 22 January via Modular and in the United States on 29 June 2010 by Dangerbird Records.
  2. "Acolyte" is a musical album of Caledonian.

Groups

  1. Acolyte is a musical group.
    • album: "Oceans of Blood"
  2. Acolyte is a UK black metal band.
    • album: "Leng"

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acolyte

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Google previewSince My Last Confession (2013)

A Gay Catholic Memoir by Scott Pomfret

The acolyte is the holy busboy. The eucharistic minister is the ...

Google previewWinsome Whelp (2014)

by Marie Carnegie

An acolyte is an assistant to a clergyman. Advent in the Christian calendar is the three weeks before Christmas. Apollyon is Satan. Gertrude Gumbert Schmidt's languid and sweaty husband looked like Apollyon. Apostasy isabjuring one's ...

Google previewAnglican Young People's Dictionary (2004)

by June A. English

The word acolyte comes from a Greek word meaning "one who serves." Acolytes are lay- people, often teenagers, who serve the church by assisting the priest or deacon during services. Acolytes may carry a banner or incense at the beginning ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Catholicism (2012)

by William J. Collinge

ACOLYTE. (From Gk akolouthos, “follower.”) A minister who assists the priest (and deacon) at the altar.

Google previewNew SCM Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (2013)

by Paul F. Bradshaw

By the eleventh century it was consumed by the minister performing the ablutions (the *deacon, *acolyte or other minister in the Western liturgy or the deacon or priest in Eastern rites). It is now common for water alone to be used. Present RC ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction (2010)

and also The Acolyte (1972). This was an unprecedented success for a young woman at the time.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

ACOLYTE (Gr.ákó\ov6os, follower), the last of the four minor orders in the Roman Church. As an office it appears to be of local origin, and is entirely unknown in the Eastern Church, with the exception of the Armenians who borrowed ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Religion (1887)

An Encyclopedia of Christian and Other Religious Doctrines, Denominations, Sects, Heresies, Ecclesiastical Terms, History, Biography, Etc., Etc by William Benham

" Acolyte.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1999)

by John Clute, John Grant

ACOLYTE, THE . protagonists sometimes seem little more than impersonating MASKS of figures sunk deep in time. Sometimes the impersonation is less a ravishment of these protagonists than a masquerade: PA's interest in music hall and ...

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Laity Sunday 2008 - Acolyte

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Small photo of KERALA - JULY 30: Acolyte of a Hindu Priest on Vavu Bali on JULY 30, 2011 in Varkala, Kerala, India. Thousands of Pilgrims flock to Varkala every year to offer Vavu Bali to the dead.Small photo of Pontevedra, SPAIN - APRIL 17, 2014: A young acolyte with lanterns in hand, participating in an Easter procession through the city.Small photo of Pontevedra, SPAIN - APRIL 17, 2014: A boy dressed acolyte wait between hooded, to march in the procession of Holy Week.Small photo of Pontevedra, SPAIN - APRIL 17, 2014: A boy dressed acolyte wait between hooded, to march in the procession of Holy Week.Small photo of Pontevedra, SPAIN - APRIL 17, 2014: A boy dressed acolyte wait to march in the procession of Holy Week.Small photo of Pontevedra, SPAIN - APRIL 17, 2014: A boy dressed acolyte wait between hooded, to march in the procession of Holy Week.Small photo of Pontevedra, SPAIN - APRIL 17, 2014: A boy dressed acolyte wait to march in the procession of Holy Week. More...

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Acolyte Meaning

Video shows what acolyte means. One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic Church, being ordained to carry the wine, water and ...

Quotes about Acolyte

The acolyte at the gate reads scriptures he has never learned.
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Scrabble value of A1C3O1L1Y4T1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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