Church of the Epiphany acolytes to attend Acolyte Festival in Washington, D.C.


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Church of the Epiphany’s acolytes who will travel to Washington D.C. to participate in a national festival, from left, first row, Sam Kalmanowicz, Luke Brauer, Nathan Whitney and Jacob Whitney. Second row, Kate McMahon, Connor, Napierala, Zack Spangenberg and Kyle Napierala. Third row, Rick Little, acolyte leader.


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GLENBURN — For the 30th consecutive year, the Church of the Epiphany will send acolytes to the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. for the Acolyte Festival, held annually the Saturday before Columbus Day. This year it will be on Oct. 10.

The festival is a nondenominational service which brings young people from around the world as far away as Germany and England and from all over the United States, including Hawaii.

The service itself is about two hours long with the acolytes rededicating themselves to serving at the Lord’s Table. Officiants at the service include the bishop of Washington, the dean of the Cathedral, and others. In the afternoon there is an opportunity for the acolytes to attend workshops and meet one another.

The acolytes raise the funds for the trip each year by putting on the Adrien Miller Chicken Barbecue on the last Sunday in April.

Church of the Epiphany’s acolytes who will travel to Washington D.C. to participate in a national festival, from left, first row, Sam Kalmanowicz, Luke Brauer, Nathan Whitney and Jacob Whitney. Second row, Kate McMahon, Connor, Napierala, Zack Spangenberg and Kyle Napierala. Third row, Rick Little, acolyte leader.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Acolytes.jpgChurch of the Epiphany’s acolytes who will travel to Washington D.C. to participate in a national festival, from left, first row, Sam Kalmanowicz, Luke Brauer, Nathan Whitney and Jacob Whitney. Second row, Kate McMahon, Connor, Napierala, Zack Spangenberg and Kyle Napierala. Third row, Rick Little, acolyte leader. Submitted photo

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Information provided by the Church of the Epiphany.

Information provided by the Church of the Epiphany.

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