Catholic Boys' Vestments: Altar Boy Accounts

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We have recieved some brief accoints that are not extensive enough for a full page, but do include some interesting information. HBC readers who were choir boys are incouraged to add details of their own experiences.

An Orthodox Altar Boy

I really can't remember a great deal. Too many years have gone by since I was an altar boy at my Greek Orthodox church. In the Orthodox church there is an altar screen with icons which hides the altar boys when we were not involved with the service. Boys being boys, we did get in trouble with the priest by playing some tricks by putting too much incense in the burner where the priest waved in front of icons and the congregation. The robes are full length with wide belts and a criss cross design around your body. The robes are made of fairly heavy material and with much embroidery on the robe.

Christopher Wagner

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Created: November 13, 2001
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