episcopate


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episcopate

1. the office, status, or term of office of a bishop
2. bishops collectively
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The episcopate began and grew strongest in the Northeast, despite the fact that Anglicanism had a far longer history as the religious establishment of states further to the South.
Whilst Bishop Nick's appointment is notable in the talents that he brings to the episcopate, it is wholly consistent and unexceptional in other regards given the testing of that call by those responsible for the selection
The activism of certain prominent new leaders of the American Church helped reestablish a direct line of communication between the national episcopate and the White House.
The 150 years he considers witnessed the emergence and consolidation of the Anglican episcopate, its participation in political events, and significant challenges to the episcopacy over many decades.
Saudi Ambassador to Egypt and Kingdom's permanent representative to the Arab League Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Qattan met here today Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate.
Cairo, Rabi'II 19, 1435, Feb 19, 2014, SPA -- Saudi Ambassador to Egypt and Kingdom's permanent representative to the Arab League Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Qattan met here today Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate .
Bishop Paul visited the palace in a break period from the debate on Ordination of Women to the Episcopate at the Church of England's general synod.
Bishop Paul made the brief visit to Buckingham Palace yesterday in a break period from the debate on the Ordination of Women to the Episcopate at the Church of England's general synod meeting happening this week in London.
The church leader did not hide his frustration in 2008 when the governing body of the Church in Wales narrowly failed to approve female bishops, and he did not disguise his delight in September when it voted to allow women to enter the episcopate.
A spokesman for the Diocese of Liverpool said: "Our diocese has been a strong supporter of women's ministry and women in the episcopate and has the timescale for the legislation been different may well have been one of the first dioceses to have a woman bishop.
Rather than accept a two-stage process which would have put safeguards in the constitution, Welsh Anglicans embraced a call to establish full gender equality in the episcopate.
A 2008 bid to admit women into the episcopate was backed by bishops and rank and file members of the governing body but failed by three votes to win the required two-thirds support among clergy.