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PRELATE. The name of an ecclesiastical officer. There are two orders of prelates; the first is composed of bishops, and the second, of abbots, generals of orders, deans, &c.

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But another momentous day for the archbishop and his prelacy will come Saturday, when His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, will bless the under-construction facility as part of a Southern California visit.
Since, however, humans are not all equal in natural gifts, there could have been a prelacy ordered to directing--a mode of prelacy ad regimen ordinatus.
64) Thomas Tillam also equated prelacy with the beast, describing the seven thousand men slain (Revelation 11: 13) after the resurrection of the witnesses as the destruction of the episcopal hierarchy during the Civil Wars, and their later restoration as the healing of the beast's deadly wound.
While the Scottish Episcopal Church has long since abandoned the prelacy that was a feature of earlier periods of history, folk memory ensures an attitude among many Protestant Christians in Scotland that to be Scottish is to be against bishops.
The prelacy of Cristlandia, north of Brasilia in the southern part of the Amazon basin, is headed by Benedictine Bishop Herbert Hermes, a Kansas monk from the abbey in Atchison.
But he had first-hand experience of ecclesiastical worldliness and mediocrity as well, and he gave vent to his disillusionment with privilege and prelacy by furiously commending the ascetical and mystical life, of which he also had first-hand experience.
said Noubar Afeyan, NCAGC chair, an organization built in partnership with the Eastern and Western Diocese and Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Churches of America, during the event.
Again, the experience with lordly prelacy had made the Long Parliament particularly sensitive to this issue; such prelacy could be seen as disruptive of the social order inasmuch as it raised men of humble origins to equality with the secular nobility.
Burbank's Armenian Church of North America Western Diocese, Western Armenian Educational Foundation of Glendale and Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Los Angeles all received $333,333 apiece.
But this moral cart was detached from any theological horse, and remained so under the prelacy of Edmund Freke after 1575, when puritans were indeed targeted (including the preacher More) and recusants left alone.
Critics indebted to Foxe also took aim at the assumption that the newly celebrated prelacy would be responsible for elevating the church to epic status; whereas Francis Markham could underscore the grand style of the Caroline temple by insisting on the "first Ranke in Honour" of its bishops, Lord Brooke subverted such a claim by enlisting his own aristocratic heritage against the modest origins and upstart mobility of prelates such as Laud.
of Uniate church or personal prelacy might be the solution.