The term "Acolyte" (from the Greek word akolouthos or 'attendant.) is sometimes applied to altar servers, but in the proper sense means someone who has been received the ministry of that name, usually reserved for those who are to be promoted to the permanent or transitory diaconate. These must receive the ministry of acolyte, which historically was classified as a minor order, at least six months before being ordained as deacons.
It is vivid and obvious, that during the First Vatican Council, Only lay men who are candidates for Priesthood are allowed to serve at the altar. But after, the Second Vatican Council, the community of lay catholics were granted privilege to serve the Holy Mass as Altar Servers, Lectors, Ministers of Holy Communion, Mother's Butler Guild, etc.
The very first ministry of the church is none other than "Ministry of Altar Servers".
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