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DIOCESE, eccl. law. The district over which a bishop exercises his spiritual functions. 1 B1. Com. 111.

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"I have been part of this khidma for more than 20 years...There is no doubt that my freedom to organise the khidma together with the others has greatly lessened after our church became part of the Northern Shubra Bishopric...
begun bishopric Government Throughout the dispute, Gerald had shown remarkable courage and tenacity, but, by the end of 1203, he had struggled enough.
This suggests that there was a stone church in Aberdeen already, thus the new bishop, Nechtan, who had come at the monarch's request from the old bishopric of Mortlach (modern-day Dufftown) in Banffshire, concentrated on planning a cathedral for Old Aberdeen instead.
Apart from all this confusion giving the term bishopric a whole new meaning, will this dispensation allow gay bishops to conduct gay marriages, in defiance of Cameron's forthcoming law that specifically forbids Church of England solemnisation of such weddings?
The debate over gay bishops was ignited in 2003 by the case of Jeffrey John, a gay clergyman who was nominated for the bishopric of Reading but subsequently withdrew amid an outcry which split the Anglican church.
It is sloppily indexed: to take one example, of the seven bishops listed, three are indexed under the names of the bishop, one under "Durham, bishopric of," two are not indexed, while the nonexistent bishop of Oxford (the bishopric was not created until 1542, and it is not clear who is actually meant) is referenced under a generic heading of "Oxford," alongside references to the city and university (147).
The Chronicle also serves as the founding narrative of the new bishopric of Riga, seeking to establish its legitimacy and identity.
Later he was given the bishopric of Cloyne as a reward for good service - which made us roar because he displayed no flair with the press and ended up the butt of many a leg-pull.
The campaign considers Durham, a small, historic city with its unique history as a Prince Bishopric and seat of learning, should be developed with sensitivity so that future generations can enjoy it as a place of culture and learning.
William Morgan was appointed Bishop of Llandaff in 1595 and moved to the bishopric of St Asaph in 1601.
Archbishop of Bishopric Church and a delegation accompanying him, during which
There were many churches in Myndos Ancient City which was used as bishopric center in Byzantium or early Christianity periods, Sahin said.