Episcopal polity
An episcopal polity is a hierarchical form of church governance ("ecclesiastical polity") in which the chief local authorities are called bishops. (The word "bishop" derives, via the Vulgar Latin ebis...
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Bishop (Catholic Church)
In the Catholic Church, a bishop is an ordained minister who holds the fullness of the sacrament of holy orders and is responsible for teaching doctrine, governing Catholics in his jurisdiction, and s...
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Connexionalism
Connexionalism (or rarely connectionalism) is the theological understanding and foundation of Methodist polity, as practised in the British Methodist Church, the American United Methodist Church, Afri...
Apostolic succession
Apostolic succession is the method whereby the ministry of the Christian Church is held to be derived from the apostles by a continuous succession, which has usually been associated with a claim that ...
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Pontifical vestments
Pontifical vestments, also referred to as episcopal vestments or pontificals, are the liturgical vestments worn by bishops (and by concession some other prelates) in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthod...
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Consecrator
Consecrator is a term used in the Roman Catholic Church to designate a bishop who ordains a priest to the episcopal state. The term is often used in Eastern Rite Churches and in Anglican communities....
Appointment of Roman Catholic bishops
The appointment of bishops in the Catholic Church is a complicated process. Outgoing bishops, neighbouring bishops, the faithful, the apostolic nuncio, various members of the Roman Curia, and the pope...
Diocesan bishop
A diocesan bishop, within various religious denominations, is a bishop in charge of a diocese, as opposed to a titular bishop.In relation to other bishops, a diocesan bishop may be a suffragan, a metr...
Catholic Church hierarchy
The Catholic Church describes as its hierarchy its bishops, priests and deacons. In the ecclesiastical sense of the term, "hierarchy" commonly means the body of persons who exercise authority within a...
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Ordinary
Ordinary may refer to: