GLENBURN — For the 30th consecutive year, the Church of the Epiphany will send acolytes to the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. for the Acolyte Festival, held annually the Saturday before Columbus Day. This year it will be on Oct. 10.
The festival is a nondenominational service which brings young people from around the world as far away as Germany and England and from all over the United States, including Hawaii.
The service itself is about two hours long with the acolytes rededicating themselves to serving at the Lord’s Table. Officiants at the service include the bishop of Washington, the dean of the Cathedral, and others. In the afternoon there is an opportunity for the acolytes to attend workshops and meet one another.
The acolytes raise the funds for the trip each year by putting on the Adrien Miller Chicken Barbecue on the last Sunday in April.