Boy bishop


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a boy (usually a chorister) elected bishop, in old Christian sports, and invested with robes and other insignia. He practiced a kind of mimicry of the ceremonies in which the bishop usually officiated.

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And the Reds took a deserved lead as new boy Bishop made it a home debut to remember with a lovely dinked finish over the keeper four minutes before the break.
With Danny Wright and Adrian Cieslewicz both grabbing a first goal of the season apiece against the Exiles, Morrell has to decide whether new boy Bishop will be in the starting line-up.
At Sens, for example, two hundred years after Peter of Corbeil created the office for the feast, there was enough horseplay for the amount of water dousing the cantor of fools to be limited to "three small pails [situlae]" (214) and for the boy bishop only one, the dousing specified near the well in the cloister.
And debut boy Bishop is on a personal mission to put one over on his former club - and brother Andy, who will be in direct opposition.
BOY BISHOP'S APPOINTMENT: An ancient St Nicholas Day tradition was revived in Guisborough in December 1987 when teenage chorister Andrew Turner was made Boy Bishop.
Tomorrow morning, at St Nicholas' Parish Church, Gosforth, young Euan Robertson will be installed as Boy Bishop during the Eucharist at 10am.