Friday, July 1, 2011

Sentry Duty (Laodicea - Canon 43)

The subdeacons may not leave the doors to engage in the prayer, even for a short time.

Subdeacons were posted at the doors to escort out those who were not in full fellowship at the proper part of the service, and then prevent entry until the Lord's Supper was completed. The prayer mentioned is occurring during that latter part of the service.

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