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Learn to serve the Church of Christ in a special way around the altar of the Lord. The mission of the Acolytes, or the Altar Servers Ministry, at the Dormition Church is to develop support teams to assist the clergy before, during, and after liturgical and sacramental services.  

In performing these special duties, the Altar Servers will demonstrate their stewardship commitment with their time and talents.  Participating in this ministry will enrich one’s spiritual awareness and provide a deeper understanding of the Church’s rich traditions.  While the ministry focuses on bringing in and training male youth, the ministry also has a need for older men.

Any young man, 8 years of age or older, may serve at the altar as an Altar Server.  A necessary prerequisite is enrollment in our Church School so that there is a close acquaintance with our Orthodox tradition of liturgical worship as well as fellowship with other young men with whom he serves at the altar.  

Altar Servers are assigned to regular teams and are expected to serve according to the provided schedule.  Parents are asked to encourage their sons to be faithful in meeting this responsibility at the altar.  The team captain will help new boys to be properly fitted in robes and will offer necessary training, orientation, and support.

If you want to become an Altar Server or have questions regarding serving at the altar, please call or e-mail Fr. Anthony.


“Give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the peoples, and proclaim that His name is exalted.”
(Isaiah 12:4)

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