altar server

noun

Definition of altar server

: a lay person (typically a child or adolescent) who assists the celebrant in a liturgical service

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While Pell's lawyers argued in the appeal that the jury must have had reasonable doubt, the prosecutors said contrasting evidence from more than 20 priests, choristers, altar servers and church officials still did not preclude guilty verdicts. Rod Mcguirk, Anchorage Daily News, "Australian court upholds Cardinal Pell child sex convictions," 21 Aug. 2019 The Way of the Cross procession left St. Michael the Archangel Church on Scranton Road at noon, led by Cleveland police cars, an honor guard of Knights of Columbus and altar servers, with Delfin Figueria carrying the cross in a portrayal of Christ. Chuck Crow, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Bishop Nelson Perez leads Good Friday procession," 30 Oct. 2017

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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