episcopate episcopate


  1. (n) the term of office of a bishop
  2. (n) the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
  3. (n) the collective body of bishops
  4. (n) the office and dignity of a bishop


  1. Save for the decennial worldwide Lambeth Conference, Britain's episcopate had never before gathered in one conference.
  2. Early in his episcopate he read that Duke Ellington had composed a sacred concert for jazz, and promptly arranged for the Duke to give its world premiere at the cathedral.
  3. The episcopate was abolished, since Luther had found no Scriptural warrant for the office of bishop.


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  1. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, already battling to avoid a worldwide Anglican schism over gay clergy, told the synod: "I approach this from the position of someone who is committed to the ordination of women to the episcopate." "I...
    on Jul 7, 2008 By: Rowan Williams Source: Reuters UK

  2. "I want to express, dear brother in the episcopate, as well as to all the bishops of Belgium, my closeness and solidarity in this moment of sadness, in which, with certain surprising and deplorable methods, searches were carried out," he said....
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: The Guardian

  3. The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan said: "I do not personally see how, having agreed to ordaining women to both the diaconate and priesthood, the church can logically exclude women from the episcopate."
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: Barry Morgan Source: Times Online

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