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Les Fermes Miracle, un verger commercial en permaculture de 5 acres dans le sud du Québec
Les Fermes Miracle, un verger commercial en permaculture de 5 acres dans le sud du Québec
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Le verger, carrousel de la vie
Le verger, carrousel de la vie
::2014/05/21::
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Gary Oldman as Mason Verger in Hannibal
Gary Oldman as Mason Verger in Hannibal
::2013/04/24::
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::2011/10/27::
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Pierre Fatumbi Verger (Um mensageiros entre dois mundos) - Legendado em Português.
Pierre Fatumbi Verger (Um mensageiros entre dois mundos) - Legendado em Português.
::2014/08/17::
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Donald Duck - Le Verger de Donald (1952)
Donald Duck - Le Verger de Donald (1952)
::2012/07/26::
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Best of Mason Verger
Best of Mason Verger
::2014/05/17::
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Vers un verger agroforestier ? - Evelyne Leterme, conservatoire végétal d
Vers un verger agroforestier ? - Evelyne Leterme, conservatoire végétal d'Aquitaine
::2013/05/29::
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Hannibal Anthony Hopkins Silence of the lambs 2 Verger s death eaten by boars ( giant wild pigs )
Hannibal Anthony Hopkins Silence of the lambs 2 Verger s death eaten by boars ( giant wild pigs )
::2013/04/21::
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Mason + Margot Verger | Hannibal
Mason + Margot Verger | Hannibal
::2014/05/19::
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Le Verger Permaculturel : Au-delà du bio - Mise-à-jour automne 2014
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::2014/11/26::
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Le Verger Permaculturel : Au-delà du bio (vidéo campagne Kickstarter)
Le Verger Permaculturel : Au-delà du bio (vidéo campagne Kickstarter)
::2013/11/15::
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Verger des Fermes Miracle Farms, la Permaculture @ La Semaine Verte
Verger des Fermes Miracle Farms, la Permaculture @ La Semaine Verte
::2014/01/27::
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Trio - Somerset Maugham. The Verger part 1 of 2.
Trio - Somerset Maugham. The Verger part 1 of 2.
::2014/07/18::
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Mensageiro entre dois mundos - Pierre Verger
Mensageiro entre dois mundos - Pierre Verger
::2012/11/12::
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NBC Hannibal
NBC Hannibal's Mason Verger Laughing: A Supercut
::2014/05/24::
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Fusillade mortelle de Petit Verger : Enregistrement des caméras de surveillance
Fusillade mortelle de Petit Verger : Enregistrement des caméras de surveillance
::2014/04/25::
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Orixás, Os caminhos de Pierre Fatumbi Verger
Orixás, Os caminhos de Pierre Fatumbi Verger
::2009/09/20::
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Fusillade à Petit-Verger: quel lien du suspect Robin avec Bérenger ?
Fusillade à Petit-Verger: quel lien du suspect Robin avec Bérenger ?
::2014/04/21::
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Pierre Verger: mensageiro entre dois mundos - parte 1
Pierre Verger: mensageiro entre dois mundos - parte 1
::2009/09/18::
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Hannibal Season 2 Episode 10 - MASON VERGER - Review + Top Moments
Hannibal Season 2 Episode 10 - MASON VERGER - Review + Top Moments
::2014/05/03::
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Mason Verger | Courtesy Call - [Hannibal]
Mason Verger | Courtesy Call - [Hannibal]
::2014/05/18::
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Film Marocaine Le Secret du Verger الفيلم المغربي سر العرصة
Film Marocaine Le Secret du Verger الفيلم المغربي سر العرصة
::2014/11/26::
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LipDub Bisbe Verger HD
LipDub Bisbe Verger HD
::2012/06/22::
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Bahia de Verger - Caminhos da Reportagem (29/03/2012)
Bahia de Verger - Caminhos da Reportagem (29/03/2012)
::2012/03/30::
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Cantos Gravados por Pierre Verger
Cantos Gravados por Pierre Verger
::2011/11/03::
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Le Verger Nicolet
Le Verger Nicolet
::2011/09/27::
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SOFA SOUNDS x LE VERGER - 42195
SOFA SOUNDS x LE VERGER - 42195
::2014/10/01::
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Trio - Somerset Maugham. The Verger part 2 of 2.
Trio - Somerset Maugham. The Verger part 2 of 2.
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Georges Brassens - LE VERGER DU ROI LOUIS ( HD)
Georges Brassens - LE VERGER DU ROI LOUIS ( HD)
::2012/02/18::
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Le verger de Sellières   Hiver la taille
Le verger de Sellières Hiver la taille
::2014/05/02::
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Mason/Margot Verger ► SAIL [Hannibal]
Mason/Margot Verger ► SAIL [Hannibal]
::2014/05/11::
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Thierry Verger - Spectacle "Amen"
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::2014/01/19::
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Hannibal 2x12 - Face off
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Thierry Verger - Chorégraphe - Trailer.Démo Officiel
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Barbara - 1962 Le verger en Lorraine
Barbara - 1962 Le verger en Lorraine
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Fusillade de Petit-Verger: quatre policiers inculpés
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Yves Duteil - Le fruit de mon verger
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Battle Géant Lycée Le Verger x 10.06.2014
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The Royal Wedding - Cartwheeling Verger
The Royal Wedding - Cartwheeling Verger
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ORIXAS ( Pierre Verger Interview) PART 1  mariaesperanzapalau
ORIXAS ( Pierre Verger Interview) PART 1 mariaesperanzapalau
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Paul Hindemith - 6 chansons (nr 6 Verger)
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For other uses, see Verger (disambiguation).
A traditional verger gown.

A verger (or virger, so called after the staff of the office) is a person, usually a layperson, who assists in the ordering of religious services, particularly in Anglican churches.

History[edit]

The office of the verger has its roots in the early days of the Church of England's history. The Order shares certain similarities with the former Minor Orders of Porter and Acolyte. Historically Vergers were responsible for the order and upkeep of the house of worship, including the care of the church buildings, its furnishings, and sacred relics, preparations for liturgy, conduct of the laity, and grave-digging responsibilities. Although there is no definitive historical examination of the Office of Verger, evidence from Rochester, Lincoln, Exeter, and Salisbury Cathedrals points to the existence of Vergers even in the twelfth century. Koster is the Dutch word for sexton or verger, derived from the Latin custos (the equivalent German word is "Küster").

The symbol of a Guild of Cathedral vergers is the Crossed keys. Perhaps the best-known portrait of an Anglican verger in fiction is in Somerset Maugham's short story, "The Verger."

Duties[edit]

During the service itself, a verger's main duty is ceremonially to precede the religious participants as they move about the church; he or she does not typically take any speaking part in the service itself. It could be argued that a verger's main pride during a service lies in his or her inconspicuousness; vergers often play a very prominent role "behind the scenes" — helping to plan the logistical details of service and discreetly shepherding the clergy through it (in some churches these latter duties are handled by a Master of Ceremonies, while the verger functions as a sort of marshal in the procession).

The virge[edit]

This is a traditional virge. Note the brass ball at the end with a small cross on top.

The office's title comes from the ceremonial rod which a verger carries, a virge (from the Latin virga, "branch, staff, rod"; see virgule). The Maces of State used in the House of Lords and the House of Commons of the British Parliament are examples of another modern use of the medieval virge. In former times, a verger might have needed to use his virge to keep back animals or an overenthusiastic crowd from the personage he was escorting or even to discipline unruly choristers.

Vestments[edit]

The typical vestments of a verger are a black cassock with Fascia, purple or violet chimere, and a jabot. Today many modern vergers wear a scapular instead of a chimere.

Modern function[edit]

In small churches today, the office of verger is often combined with that of sexton: the verger assisting at services and the sexton maintaining the church building the rest of the time are one and the same person.

Roman Catholic Church[edit]

The office of the verger has, for the most part, disappeared in the Roman Catholic tradition, the closest function being that of the sexton or the head or senior usher, particularly in those churches (usually large establishments, like St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City or the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC) that have an organized and formal corps of ushers.

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