Friday, January 31, 2020

Verger's Winter Assembly -

Church of the Epiphany, Atlanta
January 11, 2020

What is a Verger?
is a person, usually a layperson, who assists in the ordering of religious services, particularly in Anglican churches.

What is a verge?

The office's title comes from the ceremonial rod which a verger carries, a virge (from the Latin virga, "branch, staff, rod"; see virgule). The Maces of State used in the House of Lords and the House of Commons of the British Parliament are examples of another modern use of the medieval virge. In former times, a verger might have needed to use his virge to keep back animals or an over enthusiastic crowd from the personage he was escorting or even to discipline unruly choristers.

The Agenda

10:00 AM   Holy Eucharist in the Nave with Collection** 

11:00 AM   Group Picture in the Nave with Bishop Wright

11:15 AM    Group Round-table with The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright in the Nave

12:15 AM     Lunch, change out of vestments and Social Time 

12:50 PM  -  EC of Epiphany’s Presentation of: DEAM (Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry pantry)

 1:00 PM  Training Chairperson – Jim Landers Discussion on Verger Funeral Planning Aide

 1:45 PM -  Business Meeting

 2:00 PM    Closing Prayer – Janice Davis, Vice Chairperson

Pictured above:

The Rev. Caroline Peacock preached the sermon (L)

The Rev. Deacon Alex Sherrill, Deacon (R)

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Bishop Wright with the Vergers

Video Slideshow

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The Rev. Amy Dills Moore is the Priest in Charge

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