A spiritual overseer, superintendent, or director.
In the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Anglican or Protestant Episcopal churches, one ordained to the highest order of the ministry, superior to the priesthood, and generally claiming to be a successor of the Apostles. The bishop is usually the spiritual head or ruler of a diocese, bishopric, or see.
In the Methodist Episcopal and some other churches, one of the highest church officers or superintendents.
To admit into the church by confirmation; to confirm; hence, to receive formally to favor.
A successor of the apostles, the chief pastor of a diocese, and (when present) the principal celebrant at sacramental liturgies (see BCP, 5]Off.).
The Biblical term for the one who exercises pastoral care and authority over a large number of Christians. Our Bishop is the Rt. Rev. (abbreviation for Right Reverend) George Wayne Smith, Bishop of Missouri.
A church officer consecrated to the highest of the holy orders; usually the head of a diocese with spiritual authority over the other clergy and laity in that diocese; believed to be a successor to the apostles; word derived from the Greek episcopos, "overseer". (Lynch, Joseph H. The Medieval Church: A Brief History, 359)
In Catholic tradition a successor of the apostles entrusted by the Holy See* with supervision over a local (regional) church known as a diocese.
A rank in the medieval church, usually presiding over a diocese or see, bearing the title ‘ excellency'.
A man who has been ordained and set apart as the presiding high priest for a ward. He has responsibility for the temporal and spiritual well-being of all his ward members. He also presides over the Aaronic Priesthood.
carries on the work of the apostles. Through episcopal ordination, he shares in the apostolic function as teacher, priest and the service of authority within the church. Bishops are responsible for the pastoral care and unity of their diocese. Also, along with the other bishops throughout the world, they form the college of bishops, with the bishop of Rome as its head. This college of bishops with its head the Pope, is responsible for guiding the church.
an elected local church administrator
The highest order of the clergy. The Bishop is the head of the Diocese and is the onl rank of the clergy who can ordain by the laying on of hands. He is commemorated in almost all of the Divine Services. Higher ranks among bishops are Archbishops, Metropolitans, and Patriarchs.
Bishops are the successors to the Apostles. Together they form the college of bishops, of which the head is the Bishop of Rome, the pope, as the successor to St. Peter. Each diocesan bishop has the responsibility of pastoral care for a particular church (a diocese) and also, as a member of the college of bishops, for the universal Church.
The highest order of the ordained ministry in the Anglican Church. Bishops are elected by the diocese or by the province, according to the particular canons of the diocese. A Bishop almost always presides over a diocese and is sometimes called "the Diocesan". The Canadian House of Bishops is a twice-yearly meeting of all bishops across Canada. The House of Bishops makes recommendations to General Synod on matters of church policy.
A Roman Catholic clergyman ranking above a priest. A bishop has the ability to ordain and confirm and typically governs over a diocese, a territorial area of administration.
A man who has been ordained and set apart as the presiding high priest for a ward, or congregation. He has overall responsibility for ministering the temporal and spiritual affairs of the congregation.
An overseer, originally the principle officer of a local church, but evolved into a position of supervision over multiple churches. Elder or presbyter usually referred to the same person. "This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work" (1 Tim. 3:1).
A senior minister, usually in charge of an area or diocese.
A high-ranking Christian cleric
an overseer; during the first century CE, this word began to denote specific Christians who were leaders of their particular community.
the highest order of ministers in the Church, governing a diocese with a cathedral as his official seat.
( BISH·op). An English equivalent of èpískopos (ep·IS·ko·pos) meaning overseer the usual translation for the leader of a Christian congregation. Derived from epí meaning "upon" and skopos meaning "to look" as one who watches over and directs the work of others. As the apostles did not refer to the qehal'el as a " synagogue" they chose the word èpískopos, lit., "overseer," rather than archisunagogos meaning "synagogue ruler." An archisunagogos was an èpískopos but as used by the apostles the former referred to synagogue leaders of the Jews and the latter to congregational leaders of Church of God.
The priest who acts as the highest religious official in a diosces. One of the principal functions of the bishop was to celebrate the Eucharist.
Responsible for the work and oversight of the church in a particular Annual Conference or conferences. The bishop, in consultation with district superintendents, parishes and local churches, appoints pastors to local churches.
The title of an ecclesiastical dignitary who possesses the fullness of the priesthood to rule a diocese as its chief pastor, in due submission to the primacy of the pope.
a clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve apostles of Christ
a chief minister or chief pastor in the Episcopal Church, serving a number of local churches that make up a diocese
a figure in a church and a piece in the game of chess, and to "chafe" is to become sore after being rubbed too much)
a lay minister and receives no monetary compensation for his services
a leader of a ward, or local Mormon congregation
a member of the highest of the orders of ministry in the Church
a minister of God, who has a permanent power, not only of administering the Word and Sacraments, but a further power of ordaining Presbyters, and of jurisdiction over them, as well as over Laymen,-being as a Pastor over pastors themselves
an elder, and a pastor is also an elder
an elder is a pastor
an ordained member of the christian clergy who holds a specific position of authority in any of a
an ordained person who holds a specific position of authority in any of a number of Christian churches
an overseer and a feeder and functions as a father or a nurse to his children, but there is a limit to our spiritual oversight which we have too often violated
an overseer, a supervisor
a person of authority in a Christian church
a priest who has been appointed by the pope to lead a particular diocese
a priest who has received the fullness of Holy Orders, which gives him the power of administering the sacrament of Holy Orders, and makes him the ordinary minister of the sacrament of Confirmation
a spiritual leader and pastoral teacher of the church in his geographic -- or sometimes ethnic -- district called a diocese
a successor of the original twelve apostles chosen by Jesus and is a transmitter of the apostolic line, unbroken in the Catholic Church since the dawn of Christianity
the highest order of minister in the church, with the power to confer holy Orders and administer the rite of Confirmation; consecrated to rule a particular diocese
From the Greek episkopos, â€œoverseer,â€ the person who signifies the unity of a church. The bishop teaches, governs and guides the people toward holiness. Churches with bishops are said to have an episcopal form of governance (examples: Roman, Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist and others) In some traditions, a bishop of a large or historically important city is called an archbishop. Christians of the East may use the term eparch for a bishop.
a bishop or archbishop is the spiritual leader of a geographic area called a diocese or archdiocese. A bishop or archbishop is the primary teacher of doctrine and leader of worship and other ministries. Bishops meet together to guide the church.
An unpaid church official responsible for performing ceremonies and distributing money to the needy. Bishops are members of the Aaronic Priesthood.
A clergyman in the highest order. Bishops are ordained as pastors over a particular church (i.e., a diocese), and have the ministry of teaching, sanctifying, and governing the Church. (The word comes from the Greek "episkopos," meaning "overseer.")
the senior order of ministry - Bishop, Priest, Deacon; the chief minister in the episcopally ordered church who is usually in charge of a diocese.
Along with priests and deacons, bishops are in historic Holy Orders, the ordained ministry of the Church. A diocesan bishop (or Ordinary) is the chief pastor and administrator of his or her diocese. A bishop coadjutor serves under the authority of the diocesan and will succeed the diocesan when a vacancy in the office occurs. A suffragan bishop serves under the authority of and assists the diocesan. A bishop's ecclesial title is "The Right Reverend John Jones" and is greeted as "Bishop Jones."
the head of a diocese, successor of the apostles.
the bishop has the spiritual authority over each parish (our chief pastor and sacramental authority). The ministers (lay and ordained) at ECA serve under the direction of the bishop as unto the LORD. ECA is part of the Diocese of El Camino Real, and our bishop is The Rt. Rev. Richard Shimpfky.
senior clergyman in charge of a diocese
A bishop is a chief minister (servant) and chief pastor (shepherd) in the Episcopal Church, serving a diocese. A large diocese may have more than one bishop. In that case the chief bishop is called the diocesan. Assisting bishops are usually called suffragan bishops. An assisting bishop who will succeed the diocesan is a bishop coadjutor. All are addressed as "bishop." The Church of the Atonement is in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Our bishop is the Right Reverend J. Neil Alexander.
a successor to the apostles; the ecclesiastical authority in the diocese
One of the three orders of ordained ministers in the church, bishops are charged with the apostolic work of leading, supervising, and uniting the church. Bishops represent Christ and his church, and they are called to provide Christian vision and leadership for their dioceses.
The senior elected official of the synods and of the ELCIC, must be ordained.
(Gr. episkopos) Overseer. A bishop is the leader of a local community of Christians. In the New Testament there is no clear distinction between the offices of bishop and elder (presbyter), both of which function as leaders of the community. However, by the mid- to late first century, the Church began to reserve the title bishop for the men of spiritual qualification who were consecrated to follow the Apostles in their office of oversight (see article, "The Four 'Orders' in Church Government," at 1 Tim.; Acts 1:15 26; 14:23; 1 Tim. 3:1-7).
A Bishop is responsible for a Diocese. Our Bishop, the Right Reverend Herbert Thompson, Jr. heads the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio. A Bishop, consecrated by other Bishops, is a successor to the Twelve Apostles. The word "Episcopal" is derived from the Greek word for "Bishop," which is "Episcopos." In Old English it became "biscop," which came to be pronounced "bishop" and later spelled that way too.
One of the chief orders of Orthodox clergy, endowed with the right of laying on of hands to ordain Priests and Deacons. A Bishop is usually in charge of a diocese.
Means an ‘overseer'. It is synonymous with the terms ‘elder' and ‘overseer' and possibly ‘pastor' (see section on ‘the pastoral system' for more on this). It never implies someone who oversees the other overseers.
A cleric who oversees the administration of a diocese, an administrative region of the church.
Suffragan a working co-bishop in a diocese but without inherent right of succession when the diocesan bishop retires or resigns. Suffragan bishops are sometimes called by another diocese to become their Diocesan bishop.
A general superintendent of The United Methodist Church. An elder who is elected to the office of bishop is elected by a Jurisdictional or Central conference and is duly consecrated by other bishops.
There are three orders of ministry in the Church: bishops, priests and deacons. The bishop is the most senior, consecrated as governor and chief shepherd of the Diocese.
The chief priest of a diocese. Bishops are responsible for the pastoral care of their dioceses. In addition, bishops have a responsibility to act in council with other bishops to guide the Church.
Clergyman of a local congregation (called a ward) whose duties are similar to that of a pastor, priest or rabbi. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the position is unpaid. Book of Mormon An account of ancient inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere, recorded on gold plates and translated by Joseph Smith. The record contains both a history of the people and the fullness of the gospel as revealed by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants.
The Catholic Church is comprised of many "particular churches" (a diocese), each of which is under the care of an individual bishop. He is the authentic teacher of the Faith in his diocese; he is the center of unity; and he is among "the stewards of the mysteries of God."
In the Episcopal Church, the clergy member who leads a diocese. The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington is the Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane.
From the Greek word meaning overseer, a bishop is the chief pastor of a diocese. All other clergy of the diocese are responsible to the bishop. Anglicans share a belief with Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christians that bishops are the successors to the twelve original Apostles appointed by Christ. The ministry of a Bishop is to represent Christ and his Church, particularly as apostle, chief priest, and pastor of a diocese; to guard the faith, unity, and discipline of the whole Church; to proclaim the Word of God; to act in Christ's name for the reconciliation of the world and the building up of the Church; and to ordain others to continue Christ's ministry.
A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in the majority of Christian churches, holds a position of authority. Their roles can differ significantly in the various denominations.
In Mormonism, the Bishop is the leader of a local congregation and an office of the Aaronic Priesthood. The Mormon concept of the office differs significantly from the role of bishops in other Christian denominations being in some respects is more analogous to a pastor or parish priest. Each bishop serves with two counselors, which together form a bishopric.
A bishop in the Catholic Church is a member of the College of Bishops, is an ordained minister, and holds the fullness of the priesthood. Bishops, known as Eparchs in the Eastern Rite Catholic Churches typically head local regions within the church known as dioceses in the West and Eparchies in the East. Bishops can, however, hold additional titles such as Archbishop, Cardinal, Patriarch, or Pope.