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This word appears in a letter describing a visit to a German cathedral:
Der vorne knieende Domkapitular muss wohl esrtaunt gewesen sein, während die anwesenden Beter und die Aufsicht habenden Kirchenschweizer sehr erbaut waren.
I have never heard of this (profession/title?) before and would appreciate any leads!
Explanation: Schweizergarde (Swiss Guard) is the name of the corps of guards employed by the Vatican. Originally they were Swiss. But maybe this is not common knowledge.
How about Honorary Church Guards?