Acolyte Corps

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. 2 Corinthians 2:14  

The CSS Acolyte Corps consists of adult and teen acolytes who assist at the altar by acting as crucifers, torch bearers, thurifers and chalice bearers.  Through individual and group trainings, and by following instructions in the CSS Acolyte Corps Customary, the worship of Christ & Saint Stephen’s Church is made beautiful, orderly – and fun!  The careful attention, sober presence and joyful attitudes of CSS Acolyte Corps bring great dignity and good order to our worship.

Photo of acolytes courtesy Gwendolyn R. Chambrun.

If any adult or teen (7th graders and up) are interested in learning more about this essential (and interesting) ministry, please contact Mother Liles(liles [at] csschurch [dot] org).

Photo of acolytes (with Bishop Donovan) courtesy June Steffensen Hagen.

Acolyte Jerry Willard extinguishing the candles on the Third Sunday of Advent.

Photo courtesy Dorothy Taishoff.

Acolytes, members of the choir, and Mother Liles gather in the back of the narthex before the procession.

Photo courtesy Gwendolyn R. Chambrun.