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The installation to the Ministry of Acolyte took place in the Chapel of Saint Gregory the Great as Bishop Binzer handed each of the fourteen men installed a paten and said: “Take this vessel with bread for the celebration of the Eucharist. Make your life worthy of your service at

Q: In the last 50 years, various orders in the church, including porter, exorcist, and subdeacon, have disappeared. What is the theology behind these orders and why were they discontinued? A: As early as the third century, certain roles of service, including deacon, subdeacon, lector, and acolyte, were present in