episcopacy episcopacy

Definition(s):

  • (n) the collective body of bishops

Usage(s):

  1. After that, parish work and academic studies under communist rule, leading in 1963 to the episcopacy in Cracow.
  2. Like Shannon's story, Kelly's is one of a promising clerical career gradually frustrated by his growing awareness of pressing social questions and a foot-dragging episcopacy.
  3. A judicial council of clergy and laymen was recommended to act as a court of appeals from decisions of the college of bishops and the episcopacy committee.

News

  1. The fourth Bishop of the Raleigh diocese dies

    RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- Bishop Emeritus F. Joseph Gossman, the fourth Bishop of the Raleigh diocese, died Monday at the age of 83 following a long illness. He served as Bishop of Raleigh from 1975 until 2006. During his episcopacy, Bishop Gossman spoke out on issues from the plight of the poor, to care and concern of the immigrant, to strong opposition to capital punishment. Bishop Gossman played ...
    on August 13, 2013     Source: WWAY 3 Wilmington

  2. Bishop Emeritus F. Joseph Gossman dies at age 83

    RALEIGH, NC, (WWAY) -- Bishop Emeritus F. Joseph Gossman, the fourth Bishop of the Raleigh Diocese, died today at the age of 83, following a long illness. Bishop Gossman served as Bishop of Raleigh from 1975 until 2006. During his episcopacy, Bishop Gossman spoke out on issues fro the plight of the poor, to care and concern of the immigrant, to strong opposition to capital punishment. A ...
    on August 13, 2013     Source: WWAY 3 Wilmington

Quotes

  1. The Pope may have given Dr Williams a pectoral cross, which, as Ruth Gledhill noted in the Times, was "an indication that he recognises his episcopacy -- in spite of a 19th-century papal bull under which Anglican orders are deemed 'absolutely null...
    on Nov 23, 2009 By: Ruth Gledhill Source: New Statesman

  2. "Huntington's work in the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral really was a piece of genius, born out of the lived experience of division over confession and a narrow understanding of episcopacy," Jefferts Schori said. "His later work in the...
    on Apr 25, 2008 By: Katharine Jefferts Schori Source: Episcopal-Life

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