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consistory

A chamber used for a church court.
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Upon learning of the consistory, the vice general secretary of the Vietnamese bishops' conference, Auxiliary Bishop Nguyen Van Kham of Ho Chi Minh City, immediately met with Vietnamese government officials to determine an alternative date, O'Toole said.
However, Sir Mark Hedley, Chancellor of the Diocese of Liverpool and a judge of the Consistory Court granted permission for removal of the pews which seat more than 300 people.
Today, the principal business of consistory involves churchyards and church property, although they also hear trials of clergy - below the rank of bishop - accused of immoral acts or misconduct under the Clergy Discipline Act 1892.
William Monter published a brief article on the work of the Geneva consistory between 1559 and 1569 in which he documented the rapid increase in number of annual excommunications from around 300 at Calvin's death in 1564 to more than 600 by the late 1560s.
Might the May 2001 extraordinary consistory, in its demeanor and drama, be an opportunity to dramatically reflect the February papal words of wisdom stressing service and humility?
5% of the cases in consistory court were those of women suing women for defamation, but, in 1633, such cases constituted 42.
He was a member of the Althestan Lodge of Masons, the Connecticut Valley Consistory, Springfield and the Lawrence Chapter of Rose Croix, Worcester.
ROME A consistory, the event in which a pope creates new cardinals, is officially billed both as a celebration of the local churches from which the cardinals hail, and of the entire global church they are called to serve.
St Mary's Church, in Grassendale, went to the Church of England's Consistory Court after two members of the congregation objected to the plan.
With both parties refusing to back down, the terrible mix-up went to a Consistory Court hearing last week for a ruling on whether Mr Hastelow's body should be exhumed.
With new cardinals elevated in the November 24 consistory, the College of Cardinals has 201 members, of whom 120 are electors (under 80 years old and thus could vote in a conclave to elect a pope).
But the Diocese of Newcastle Consistory Court, which rules over decisions on churches and their grounds, refused her application.