[ UK /sˈækɹɪstˌæn/ ]
  1. an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects
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How To Use sacristan In A Sentence

  • She was also church sacristan at the Ursuline Convent for five years.
  • And he was dressed like a sacristan in a Catholic seminary, and he held a bible.
  • Whereon a sprightly devilkin seized hurriedly upon his soul and was on the point of bearing it away to Hell, when an angel (mindful doubtless of the abbey's piety) arrived, objecting with a nicely argued piece of logic that the sacristan had not been carried off "en male veie," but before any sin had been committed. The Story of Rouen
  • There was a sacristan kindling branches of candles on the high altar; a deacon, he judged unerringly. THE THORN BIRDS
  • A few moments later, he returned with an altar-boy carrying a crucifix, and a sacristan who walked before them ringing a bell to announce that the Lord was coming to the house of the dying woman.
  • In addition to the special members of a chapter already mentioned there are usually appointed the following, in order to secure well-ordered services: precentor, sacristan, cancellor, succentor, punctator, hebdomadarian. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux
  • Moreover, he served the Brothers humbly in his office of sacristan for nearly four years, and so that versicle which is sung for confessors was apt and fitting for him "who was ever pious and prudent, lowly and modest, sober and chaste and peaceful so long as this present life endured in his bodily limbs. The Chronicle of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes
  • But no more than the sacristan is the hemp-dresser gifted solely with the desire of frightening; he loves to make people laugh; he is sarcastic and sentimental at need, when love and marriage are to be sung. Appendix. I. A Country Wedding
  • The sacristan is grateful for the generous response by all Mass goers to the recent collection at the Masses over last weekend.
  • While Mother rises virtuously early for sacristan duties at Little Saint Mary's church, we heathens opt for an indolent morning with the papers.
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