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Dvd Mensageiro Entre Dois Mundos - Pierre Fatumbi Verger
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Gary Oldman as Mason Verger - Fantastic performance
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Memories of Mason Verger
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Fusillade mortelle de Petit Verger : Enregistrement des caméras de surveillance
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Verger durable dans l'Ain
::2010/05/27::
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Mason + Margot Verger | Hannibal
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::2014/05/19::
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::2014/05/24::
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Les Fermes Miracle, un verger commercial en permaculture de 5 acres dans le sud du Québec
::2013/11/06::
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Hannibal Anthony Hopkins Silence of the lambs 2 Verger s death eaten by boars ( giant wild pigs )
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Hannibal Season 2 Episode 10 - MASON VERGER - Review + Top Moments
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::2014/05/03::
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::2012/10/19::
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::2014/05/11::
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Mensageiro entre dois mundos - Pierre Verger
::2012/11/12::
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Georges Brassens - LE VERGER DU ROI LOUIS ( HD)
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La faune et la flore dans le verger
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Donald Duck - Le Verger de Donald (1952)
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::2014/06/28::
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LipDub Bisbe Verger HD
LipDub Bisbe Verger HD
::2012/06/22::
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Decades of Horror: Mason Verger
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Frédéric Verger - Arden
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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.

The 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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