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[Lat. ordo,=rank], in Christianity, the traditional degrees of the clergy, conferred by the Sacrament of Holy Order. The episcopacy, priesthood or presbyterate, and diaconate were in general use in Christian churches in the 2d cent.
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in the Orthodox, Catholic, and Anglican churches the highest order of clergyman, head of a territorial unit of ecclesiastic administration (eparchy, diocese). Christian literary documents of the early second century (the Epistles of Ignatius of Antioch) attest to their managing the property of the early Christian communities. By the late second century the bishops had already concentrated spiritual and juridical authority in their hands and had also possessed themselves of the right to dispose of the community’s property; gradually a monarchical episcopate developed. In the fourth century there began to emerge among the bishops a hierarchical division into patriarchs, metropolitans (some of these bearing the title of archbishop), and bishops proper. The title of bishop has been preserved in some Protestant churches in addition to the Anglican, but in them a bishop is not a clergyman but a person exercising what are for the most part purely administrative functions.


1. (in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Greek Orthodox Churches) a clergyman having spiritual and administrative powers over a diocese or province of the Church
2. (in some Protestant Churches) a spiritual overseer of a local church or a number of churches
3. a chesspiece, capable of moving diagonally over any number of unoccupied squares of the same colour
4. mulled wine, usually port, spiced with oranges, cloves, etc
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San Luis Obispo is located on the Central Coast of California, half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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In the past, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo would receive more than 100 applications for an open position.
The San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation has established over 200 endowed funds totaling more than $28 million.
There are more than 100 seasonal events going on in San Luis Obispo County , but no holiday retreat would be complete without a visit to the enchanting Hearst Castle , where you can step back into the 1920s and 30s and experience Christmas at the Castle like a guest of William Randolph Hearst.
Cathy MacGregor would be by later to transport them to her winery in a San Luis Obispo industrial park, there to begin the process of turning it into wine.
He exemplifies the ideal many of us hope to achieve," says Potter, a director of Glenn, Burdette, Phillips & Bryson in San Luis Obispo.
We at Rabobank are enthusiastic about the opportunity to put our banking services, resources and expertise to work for customers throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
For more ideas check out San Luis Obispo County's exciting new website www.
Although there are four separate walks in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Oxnard on the two days, it's considered one big effort.
Radiology Associates of San Luis Obispo has been the premier provider of radiologic services in San Luis Obispo County and surrounding areas since 1959.
One of the ways Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast continues to stand apart from typical wine and food events is we've incorporated San Luis Obispo County's active, healthy lifestyle into the festivities, such as the new SAVOR Run," said Stacie Jacob, executive director of Visit San Luis Obispo County.