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  • The clerics called ostiarii had the keys of the church committed to them and were responsible for the guardianship of the sacred edifice, the holy vessels, books, and vestments.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • And at the sound of the sacring bell, headed by a crucifer with acolytes, thurifers, boatbearers, readers, ostiarii, deacons and subdeacons, the blessed company drew nigh of mitred abbots and priors and guardians and monks and friars: the monks of Benedict of

    Ulysses

  • S. Augustine and S. Gregory Nazianzen speak of _ostiarii_; and the clerical tonsure is mentioned by S. Isidore at the beginning of the 5th century, as a rite established before his time.

    The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome

  • In ancient times many duties of the sacristan were performed by the doorkeepers (ostiarii), later by the mansionarii and the treasurers.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • In the Liturgy, they took rank before the virgins, and after the ostiarii or door-keepers.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Like the emperor the Roman Church shall have as functionaries cubicularii, ostiarii, and excubitores.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • Church there were forty-six priests, seven deacons, seven subdeacons, forty-two acolytes, fifty-two ostiarii, and over one thousand five hundred widows and persons in distress.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • And at the sound of the sacring bell, headed by a crucifer with acolytes, thurifers, boatbearers, readers, ostiarii, deacons and subdeacons, the blessed company drew nigh of mitred abbots and priors and guardians and monks and friars: the monks of Benedict of Spoleto,

    Ulysses

  • _ostiarii_, the mace-bearers, some students of the German college, and in fine such noblemen and gentlemen as are admitted on this occasion to receive a palm from His Holiness, who is assisted as usual by two

    The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome

  • If she, as a woman, couldn’t go to the Senate, then they would come to her.15 The Monumentum Liviae was found to contain the ashes of support staff, doorkeepers (ostiarii) and greeters (salutatores), whose job it was to filter these dignitaries and petitioners seeking entry to the empress’s presence.

    Caesars’ Wives

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