or ostiarius; from Latin: ostium, a door

The first of the minor orders, by which spiritual power is conferred on the recipient, of opening and closing the doors of the Church, and of guarding the Temple of God.

MLA Citation

  • “porter”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 August 2012. Web. 1 December 2021. <http://catholicsaints.info/porter/>