episcopate

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episcopate

1. the office, status, or term of office of a bishop
2. bishops collectively
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Mention should be made that the episcopates were considered "abolished" by the Romanian authorities (Iasi, Timisoara, Satu Mare and Oradea) but in reality they have continued their existence.
The episcopates of Iasi, Timisoara, Satu Mare and Oradea have again been recognized by the Romanian state.
The form of ecclesiastical organization in Scythia Minor was the episcopate, with its center in Tomis.
Crown, Church and Episcopate under Louis XIV, by Joseph Bergin.
Joseph Bergin's 1996 book, The Making of the French Episcopate, 1589-1661, had as its goal the identification of the men who became bishops in France from the accession of Henry IV to the beginning of the personal reign of Louis XIV.
While he says valuable things about the ecclesiology of Ignatius of Antioch, his argument that Ignatius witnesses to a ~cultural' rather than a ~territorial' episcopate does not convince.
Inculturation of the liturgy is another source of tension in many episcopates. Here the fundamental question must be raised and discussed: the principle that the Roman rite must serve as the rite in the Latin church.
For instance, are such desicions imposed without consultation with the episcopate and without appropriate dialogue?