Definitions of Church Terms
Acolyte - One who attends of serves the priest in the sanctuary
Altar - The holy table upon which the Holy Communion is celebrated
Bishop - The highest order of the sacred ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church; the head of a diocese, elected by the diocese.
Eucharist: One of the most ancient names for the Holy Communion; comes from the Greek meaning "thanksgiving."
Offertory: The offering of the bread and wine and alms at the Holy Communion
Pentecost: The Sunday fifty days after Easter which commemorates the receiving of the gifts of the Holy Spirit by the apostles; celebrated as the birthday of the church.
Sacristy - The place or room in which the sacred vessels, linens, and vestments are kept.