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Subdeacon
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According to church orders he is counted to be below a deacon, whose duty in the Roman Catholic and the Eastern churches is to prepare the holy vessels for the Mass, and who in Anglican churches reads the epistle at the Eucharist.

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A hand is not put over him and has no priestly class.

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He guards church gates and keeps order.

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