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episcopal

of, denoting, governed by, or relating to a bishop or bishops
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His insistence upon a sacramental, episcopally governed Church beyond Europe flew in the face of what was already emerging from the birth pangs of evangelical Protestantism.
21) These acts of ordination allowed complete communion with the Anglican Church at the outset of church union, as ministers who had not been episcopally ordained were so ordained by this supplemental ordination.
Consequently, "realigning and reconciling Lutheran ordained ministry with the episcopally ordained ministries in apostolic succession in the Eastern and Western branches of the one holy catholic church" may or may not constitute wise counsel for the present.
On numerous occasions, lay men and women had to defend their integrity as witnesses in the face of clerical skepticism and an institutional bias at that time that usually recognized the "reality" of grace only if it was "validated" episcopally.
It provided the Moravian missionaries with valid ordinations (Lutheran orders not having been introduced into the community despite its close Lutheran ties) and episcopally sanctioned ordinations that were valuable in British territories.
The work done has shown that if the will were there, union between episcopally and conciliarly ordered churches in Scotland is possible.
Ironically, it is within the one episcopally ordered church within ENFYS that the proposal is likely to encounter the most opposition.
Bishops could not, however, bid their own church members, similarly isolated, to seek the holy communion at the hands of ministers not episcopally ordained.
to welcome persons episcopally ordained in any of our churches to the office of bishop, priest or deacon to serve, by invitation and in accordance with any regulations which may from time to time be in force, in that ministry in the receiving church without reordination;
And on this basis, the Porvoo common statement opens the way to communion in faith and confession, sacramental life and ministry, as well as full interchangeability of episcopally ordained bishops, priests or pastors and deacons.
A further dimension appeared during the commemorations in Rome two years later of her canonization: in a vespers service, the Finnish and Swedish "Lutheran" archbishops, together with Roman Catholic bishops and the pope, all episcopally vested, prayed together at the tomb of St Peter and jointly blessed the congregation from the high altar of the basilica.
The canons of the Church of the Province require an Anglican priest to be episcopally ordained, and until such time as these were amended a minister transferring from another CUC church would have to accept episcopal ordination.