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BISHOP. An ecclesiastical officer, who is the chief of the clergy of his diocese, and is the archbishop's assistant. Happily for this country, these officers are not recognized by law. They derive all their authority from the churches over which they preside. Bishop's COURT, Eng. law. An ecclesiastical court held in the cathedral of each diocese, the judge of which is the bishop's chancellor.

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Transforming Holy Orders was a remarkable achievement, as was winning the 2007 Supreme Novices' Hurdle on 40-1 outsider Ebaziyan.
They could also recommend that he be deposed from Holy Orders which mean she would not be able to work.
The Instruction, which was approved by Pope Benedict XVI, does not affect men who are already priests but says that the church, "cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or who support the so-called 'gay culture'.
Church in Wales spokesman Sion Brynach said: 'It's very rare for a clergyman to be deposed from Holy Orders.
Holy Orders has more on his plate this time, but is reported "in good form" by Mullins.
Spare a thought, thought, for there is one horse with a cracking chance - and Holy Orders just pipped him over course and distance a couple of weeks ago.
After all, when a man becomes a priest he receives the sacrament of Holy Orders, and when people get married they celebrate the sacrament of Matrimony.
Mullins also runs the mercurial dual-purpose performer Holy Orders in the race.
Holy Orders is a 33-1 shot with Ladbrokes and comes into the race after an eventful run at Galway last time, when he clipped heels and unshipped rider David Condon after four furlongs.
Ex-Neighbours star Jesse Spencer is in Death In Holy Orders on BBC 1 tonight
Lucy Lui, Cameron Diaz and DrewBarrymore took holy orders and grabbed their rosaries for the sequel to the smash- hit film Charlie's Angels.
On the other hand, Berulle was mistaken, and seriously so, in exalting the sanctity of the state of life in which the sacrament of Holy Orders places the one who receives it.