Entry from British & World English dictionary
A person carrying a taper in a religious ceremony.
- They sang the antiphon before and after the psalms and canticles also performing duties as taperers and cross-bearers.
- The two young taperers were wearing albs with apparelled amices, which impressed me, but the clergy were wearing cassock-albs, which did not.
- They include the crucifer who carries the processional cross, the taperers who carry candles in procession and the thurifer who, at some services, carries and swings the thurible emitting incense.
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