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The Real Adjutancy - The Bishop's Chaplain

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Bishop's Chaplains and Master of Ceremonies and Master of Liturgical Ceremonies

What is a (arch)bishop's chaplain?  They are a chaplain to the bishop or archbishop only.  Their role is to be the bishop's private secretary and they are to attend and assist him or her in any service they wear the mitre and carries the crozier as a sign of honor and for practical assistance.  They also acts as his proxy on boards and in organizations and they able personally minister to and prays for him.  If it is an Archbishop, they may carry the archiepeiscopal cross before the archbishop.

Their principle responsiblity is to it easier for the bishop to focus on the liturgy and the congregation without having to worry about the variations in the liturgical customs or juggling books, mitre and etc.

Sometimes this person will be the master of ceremonies and sometime they will not.  If they are not the master of ceremonies they will work hand and hand with they to make the bishop's job easier.

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