A parishioner who reads the scripture lessons or, in some parishes, leada the prayers of the people during worship services. Readers/Lectors must be skilled in reading scripture and are trained and appointed by the clergy person in charge of the congregation; no license from the diocesan bishop is required for this ministry. The term, lector, is from the Latin, “to read”.

Modified from: An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church> A User-Friendly Reference for Episcopalians>; editors: Don S. Armentrout & Robert Boak Slocum. Church Publishing Inc.: New York; © 2000

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