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sacristan

, sacrist
1. a person who has charge of the contents of a church, esp the sacred vessels, vestments, etc.
2. a less common word for sexton
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MAUREEN DAVIES is retiring after a record breaking 46 years as sacristan at Guisborough's St Paulinus RC Church.
Priests and sacristans all across the country are among hundreds of thousands of people being checked out by the force every year to help ensure the safety of Irish children.
Other sources of benefit for the priest included domestic services, cooks, muleteers, sacristans, bell ringers, and cantors for mass.
20] Even though sacristans constituted half of the clergy, their sons were represented with a mere 15.
We seem to be facing a new ballooning of liturgicalism in which the books become so wordy and bulky in their mega-contents that only an elite of intellectual sacristans and gung-ho readers will succeed in mastering them.
This monograph is a careful and scholarly examination of the work, with a mass of exact observations about the fascinating colloquialisms which have made Moschus a goldmine for the historian of Byzantine Greek usage, and about the prosopography of the numerous persons mentioned (patriarchs, bishops, higumens, and a multitude of civil and ecclesiastical officials like sacristans, apocrisiaries, even an opsikion or obsequium - a personal guard).
He and other sacristans held the ciriales and processional candles.
His grandparents are the sacristans of the Church here.
Church sacristans Dodi and Shay Lane were delighted the rumour wasn't true.