1910 New Catholic Dictionary
A chief officer of the man Schola Oantorum (school of singers). His duties included:
- choosing the chanters for a Pontifical Mass;
- preceding the pope and placing a kneeling-stool before the altar for him; and
- bringing the water to the sub-deacon during the celebration of Mass.
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Entry for 'Archiparaphonista'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/a/archiparaphonista.html. 1910.