Minor orders

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'''Minor Orders''' in the [[Orthodox Church]] refers to those set aside for service other than the [[major orders]].  These commonly include [[subdeacon]]s and [[reader]]s.  In the past, the list of minor orders was much longer, including taper bearers, doorkeepers, etc.
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'''Minor Orders''' in the [[Orthodox Church]] refers to those set aside for service other than the [[major orders]].  These commonly include [[subdeacon]]s and [[reader]]s, and in some traditions, [[cantor]]s.  In the past, the list of minor orders was much longer, including taper bearers, doorkeepers, etc.
  
 
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Minor Orders in the Orthodox Church refers to those set aside for service other than the major orders. These commonly include subdeacons and readers, and in some traditions, cantors. In the past, the list of minor orders was much longer, including taper bearers, doorkeepers, etc.


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