episcopacy


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episcopacy

1. government of a Church by bishops
2. another word for episcopate
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This conference slightly broadened earlier statements but still held episcopacy to be essential.
Congregationalism in turn developed not just in reaction to episcopacy but also to preserve congregational liberty from the putative tyranny of presbyterian synods.
These are major questions which underlie any attempt to move forward with ecumenical partners in the areas of episcope, unity and episcopacy.
In "A Speech Concerning Episcopacy," Lucius Carey, Viscount Falkland, observed that "When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change.
He came under pressure to resign over his handling of paedophile priests and admitted that the crisis had devastated his episcopacy.
I do not see a pattern of natural or strong leaders, creative, or risk-taking people being ordained in the Catholic Church in the last 15 years, nor do I see the same being appointed to the episcopacy.
Indeed, even in the days of a relatively fixed Episcopacy, many--perhaps even most--of the entrepreneurs who radically transformed society started out as relative outsiders: Rockefeller, Du Pont, Ford, Guggenheim, Kennedy.
67) Since the mid-1960s, both matters (though episcopacy more than baptism) have been marginalized in ecumenical discussions, which now focus primarily, not on questions of theology, but on structures and agreements, how to implement these and on how further unity can be achieved.
Ironically, they were all members of what Lemann neatly terms the Episcopacy, the social class whose defining institutions were the Protestant Episcopal Church, country clubs, New England boarding schools, Ivy League colleges, and, in their working lives, investment banks, major foundations, the foreign service, and university faculties--the very same crowd whose duller members Conant was trying to lock out of the garden.
Approximately 100 people were in attendance, including 11 bishops from the United Methodist Southeastern Jurisdiction, the lay leaders of each of the 15 annual conferences, and the Committee on the Episcopacy, of which Arant is a member.
Bishop Njegovan's episcopacy has faced challenges in the last two years since his son was charged with fraud for his alleged use of a diocesan business credit card for personal expenses during his time as diocesan archdeacon from 2009 to 2012.
Lutheran and Episcopal/Anglican women are ordained through the episcopacy.