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prelacy

1. 
a. the office or status of a prelate
b. prelates collectively
2. Often derogatory government of the Church by prelates
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On Saturday, Aram I will bless and consecrate a cross that will be hoisted to the top of a prayer room at the future prelacy headquarters, 6252 Honolulu Ave.
A prelacy is a diocese that is not financially independent.
The rationale, however, based on recent experience with lordly prelacy, included not only the idea that elders should not be distracted from their callings by civil employment but the abovementioned notion that magisterial and ministerial skills could work at cross purposes.
Armenian Church of North America Eastern Diocese New York, New York Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church Eastern US and Canada New York, New York Armenian Church of North America Western Diocese Burbank, California Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church Los Angeles, California Armenian Apostolic Catholic Exarchate For Armenian Catholics in the US & Canada New York, New York Armenian Missionary Association of America, Inc.
Participating organizations include the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, Prelacy of the Armenian Church of America, Armenian Missionary Association of America, Armenian Catholic Eparchy for U.
That puritanism and prelacy could still cohabit in the 1630s is well known; Hammond's friend and later collaborator, James Ussher, is a notable case in point.
He's coming at a time when we as a people are celebrating 17 centuries of Christianity as a nation,'' said Berdj Karapetian, spokesman for the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America.
Though not united on the form a government should take, Stuart radicals shared a common dislike of "arbitrary government, Roman Catholicism, prelacy, and the persecution of Protestants" (P.
Participating Organizations include the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, Prelacy of the Armenian Church, Armenian Missionary Association of America, Armenian Catholic Eparchy for US and Canada, Mid-Atlantic ACYOA, AYF, Armenian youth organizations, Armenian university and college clubs.
The charges are against an adult individual who is not a member of the church leadership,'' said Armand Keosian, vice chairman of the executive council of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Participating Organizations: Diocese of the Armenian Church, Prelacy of the Armenian Church, Armenian Missionary Association of America, Armenian Presbyterian Church, Armenian Evangelical Church, Armenian Catholic Eparchy for US and Canada, Mid-Atlantic ACYOA, AYF, and Armenian Youth Organizations.
To call for religious purity or poverty was to upset social and legal custom; to round up heretics was to secure political order, and the reverse; to see into the end-state of things presaged, for some, the overthrow of Roman prelacy as the reign of Babylon, whence its reverse: to manage time and chronology was to stabilize the standing order.