The word "acolyte" comes from
the Greek word "akoulotheo" meaning "to follow" and the service of our
young men at the Lord's altar on Sundays and special holidays like Christmas, Holy Week
and Pascha is a part of their calling to follow Christ Jesus and serve His Church.
There are 2 acolyte teams, called the Alpha and Omega teams. This name is taken from the
Book of Revelation 1:8 where the Lord Jesus says that He "is the Alpha and the Omega,
the first and the last, the One who is and who was and who is to come, the ruler of all
Serving in the Holy Sanctuary
is a privilege given to young men who are found worthy of serving
the Lord during worship. These young men have shown
responsibility and dedication to the Lord and His Church.
The Acolytes assist the priests on Sunday morning, and during
other special services throughout the year, and serve under the
supervision of John Britigan.