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Altar Servers

Presentation is blessed to have a full cadre of servants at the Holy Altar. In addition to the Priest, Deacon, subdeacons and readers, a team of young Altar Servers completes the dignity and beauty of our Divine Liturgy and other Divine Services.

When a young man is ready and wanting to serve at the Holy Altar, he spends a period of observation and preparation under the guidance of a subdeacon. After several months, usually just before the Feast of the Nativity or Holy Pascha, the new altar server is received with a prayer and blessing. He is robed in the presence of the other servers and the entire congregation and begins a period of service that often lasts into young adulthood.