The word acolyte comes from the Greek word akolouthos, meaning follower, a helper or assistant. In the early church, acolytes were a clerical order.
United Methodist Shield Acolyte Pendant
Details about this United Methodist Shield Acolyte Pendant
United Methodist Church Acolyte Cross Pendant, 2 1/4", gold plated with red, white and black enameled colors on 33" cord in poly bag.
The acolyte will ring the church bell to call the congregation to the worship service. An important function for the acolytes is to light the altar candles as a symbol of Jesus Christ's presence. At the conclusion of the service, the acolyte will then proceed with their "candle lighter" into the narthex to symbolize Christ's omnipresence.
Product Size: 2-1/4" X 1-7/8" X 1/16"