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Synonyms for episcopacy

the collective body of bishops


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Szoka was known to have catapulted a number of other Michigan priests into the episcopacy as well, including the current archbishops in Detroit and Hartford.
Lawrence, regional dean of Pointe Claire, honorary canon of Christ Church Cathedral and in various parishes around Montreal before rising to the episcopacy.
Geneva, though, certainly had its impact on England's most influential Calvinist, William Perkins, but Kaufman's calling him a reformist is somewhat misleading since in the 1590s, and certainly early in James's reign, Perkins's Calvinism permeated the conforming clergy, and, indeed, like George Abbott, who became archbishop of Canterbury in 1611, a good part of the episcopacy.
The Kikuyu proposals did not specifically address episcopacy, but it was certainly not eliminated by them.
The book opens with a general overview of the politics of religion from the break with Rome through to James l's reign, and proceeds chronologically with chapters on the debates on ecclesiology in England in the 1630s, Scotland and the Covenants 1636-40, the English Canons of 1640, and Parliament and reform in 1641, before concluding with case studies on the Cheshire champion of episcopacy, Thomas Aston, and the parliamentarian propagandist, Henry Parker.
He also pledged to support traditionalists who oppose the ordination of women but said the ministry of women as priests had been "powerful" in all areas of the Church of England apart from the episcopacy.
The original part of this collection dates from perhaps as early as 1225, when Grosseteste may have been lecturing in the secular schools at Oxford, to 1246, the eleventh year of his episcopacy.
The historiography of Puritanism in the later nineteenth century and the early twentieth gave considerable attention to questions of church polity, partly in quest of denominational origins, and partly (especially in the United States) to parse the distinctions and significances of separatist and non-separatist among those who rejected the episcopacy of the Church of England and came to New England.
The resulting imbalance then governed Catholic understanding of its ecclesiology, an imbalance that was not taken up until Vatican Council I as it began the process of bringing some precision to its ecclesiology, and then Vatican II in its attempts to restore the balance among episcopacy, primacy, and collegiality.
And while he supported the notion of a bishop in the Kirklees and Calderdale area and thought this should have been done earlier, he also agreed there was insufficient theological analysis in the report on the nature of Episcopacy.
The Milton of the anti-prelatical tracts would readily agree that St Peter was "the founder of the episcopacy," but it does not follow that Laudian prelates belong to the episcopacy that Peter founded.
and became the center of episcopacy in the Byzantine era.
The book is less concerned with, for example, politics and relations with Huguenots, than with the lives of parish priests, religious orders, the episcopacy, the role of shrines, the administration of sacraments, religious education, the spiritual life, the Jansenists, the role of confraternities and the importance of Devots.
In March of 2009, the Vanguard made their first journey to Rome to talk with Prefects and representatives about the crisis in the episcopacy of the Catholic Church in America concerning child killing, and the reception of the Eucharist by politicians who promote child killing.
How do you see the exercise of episcopacy developing within the life of your church?