episcopate


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episcopate

1. the office, status, or term of office of a bishop
2. bishops collectively
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Pope Shenouda assigned Bishop Sergious to manage the affairs of the Episcopate during his absence, and to regularly update Shenouda with the Episcopate's affairs.
12) These elements are all ways by which a church might demonstrate to the church catholic its continuity in apostolic teaching and unity in faith, whether or not it had maintained the historic episcopate.
At a conference of the Episcopate of Poland, the Pontiff listened to the problems of the church.
Nathaniel, Archbishop of Detroit and the Romanian Episcopate of the Orthodox Church in America, and founder and president of St.
In 1638, too, Jones's handsome Classical screen was erected in Winchester Cathedral during the Episcopate (1632-47) of Walter Curl, largely at the desire of the King, prompted by Archbishop Laud: it contained bronze statues by Le Sueur of the first two Stuart Kings (they can be seen in the Cathedral today) set in niches on either side of a centrepiece reminiscent of Serlio's drawing of the Arco dei Gavi in Verona.
I thank God for all Bishop John has given in his Episcopate and I look forward to him taking up pastoral ministry when his health permits.
Incorporation also threw the power of the state behind episcopal efforts to wrest control over parish revenues and church property from the laity, a problem that had persisted since the episcopate of Alexander Macdonell.
The Church of England is engaged in an equally tortuous process of seeking to find a way of admitting women to the episcopate that will not split the church, leaving a disaffected minority who are opposed to the ordination of women.
Sterk's purpose in presenting this study and well-crafted monograph is expressed when she observes that while an extensive bibliography has emerged recently about "eastern monks, bishops, and individual monkbishops, the rise and triumph of a monastic episcopate as a broader phenomenon has been overlooked" (7).
Crown, Church and Episcopate under Louis XIV, by Joseph Bergin.
Bishop Hugh, as he was known, caused controversy at the start of his episcopate because of his strong views, but quickly won the people of Birmingham over with his honesty.
In their statement, the Anglican bishops said, "We note with approval that the Windsor Report calls for a moratorium on the ordination, election and consecration of any candidate to the Episcopate who is living in a same gender union, and the blessing of same sex unions.