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  Rank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Generally, rank is a system of hierarchy used to classify like things.
Rank (formation) Military term for a line of soldiers.
In a pipe organ, a rank of pipes is a set tuned to a chromatic scale, and used together to play that scale.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rank   (195 words)

 Church rank (Catholic) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pope is the singular leader of the Church and capable of making infallible statements on doctrine when in conjuncture with the Magisterium, or college of Bishops (including Archbishops).
The diocese is the basic administrative unit of the Church.
He is locally the head of the Church and can exercise near supreme authority within his diocese within the bounds of official doctrine and Papal interference.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Church_rank   (463 words)

 Leadership in the Church
Church pastors are told to imitate Jesus' gentle style: Serve willingly, Peter admonishes, "not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock" (1 Pet.
Hierarchical churches (Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, etc.) assign a bishop to each region to have administrative authority over the pastors and churches in that region.
Church growth comes as each member does his or her work of service, everyone according to the needs of the church, the place in the body God has given them, and the spiritual gifts he has given them.
www.wcg.org /lit/church/ministry/ministry3.htm   (4798 words)

 Church Marketing Sucks: March 2005 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The same phrase is repeated on the church's bumper sticker, and its meaning was evident in the church pews during the 9 a.m.
A Maryland church caused a ruckus after applying for a liquor license for their new banquet hall, and then quickly withdrew the application after a state lawmaker raised concerns.
Church marketing received a boost from the Washington Post on Sunday with the story "The Business of Filling Pews." The story covers the church consulting company The Alban Institute, which started in 1974, and the Willow Creek Association, started in 1992 by Willow Creek Community Church. /archives/2005/03/index.html   (3664 words)

 Independent Gay Forum: Vanasco, Jennifer. 'Here's to You, Bishop Robinson.'
They are breaking up this marriage of churches because they are unwilling to see their own faults, unwilling to recognize that on this they may be wrong.
They were waiting for the more liberal churches to do something like this; they were eager to take their stand against the gays and lesbians who had previously huddled at the fringes of church life.
But when the Episcopalians realize that their church is still the same church, that their lives are still the same prayerful lives, then the pressure on Robinson will ease and things will go on.
www.indegayforum.org /authors/vanasco/vanasco17.html   (930 words)

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Mass is a gathering of WORSHIPPERS who congregate in one of the city's CHURCHES to listen to the words of wisdom of a member of the CLERGY {usually of rank Deacon or higher}.
Up to the rank of Priest, the ceremony may be performed at the clergy member's home church, with the permission of the Rector of the Church if need be {this may require additional payment}.
Meanwhile, his or her status in the eyes of the Church is that of a stranger.
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 Pastor John Stephen Brown -- "Where Has The Church Been?"
The LORD’s Church is the repository of truth (1 Timothy 3:15).
Down through the corridors of time the Church has been, and is being, misunderstood, marginalized, maligned, manipulated, and in many cases its members murdered by those who adamantly refuse to hear the message it bears.
Jesus is sanctifying and cleansing "it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish" (Ephesians 5:26 27).
www.newswithviews.com /religion/religion24.htm   (737 words)

 ALM 2 - How to Select a Church
We should be active in church for the singular reason that the Bible tells us to: "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching" (Hebrews 10:25).
The church is the principle outlet for discerning your spiritual gifts, becoming equipped to serve, and finding an outlet to serve as part of the body of Christ and to the broken, hurting world.
If you are regular church attenders and members, express your appreciation to your pastor(s) and staff for the benefits your family has received.
www.maninthemirror.org /alm/alm2.htm   (1320 words)

 AOTT XTREME: (THE CHURCH) AOTT, 17th Century Paris, King Louis, Cardinal Richelieu, Kings Musketeers, France
There are two Rectors within The Church of France, one for Notre Dame and one for Saint Eustache, and it is traditionally given to someone with the rank of Priest.
Your main duty is to assist the Rector of the church you are assigned to in any task deemed necessary and befitting your rank within the church.
When you attain the rank of Subdeacon this power will be given to you, you will be trained by a higher-ranking clergy in what is acceptable and what is not.
www.aottxtreme.com /church/resources.htm   (4453 words)

 Excerpts from the Orthodox Church by Bishop Kallistos Ware
Orthodoxy still thinks of the Church as a Eucharistic society, whose outward organization, however necessary, is secondary to its inner, sacramental life; and Orthodoxy still emphasizes the cardinal importance of the local community in the structure of the Church.
An Orthodox church today is filled with them: dividing the sanctuary from the body of the building there is a solid screen, the iconostasis, entirely covered with icons, while other icons are placed in special shrines around the church; and perhaps the walls are covered with icons in fresco or mosaic.
In the east there were many Churches whose foundation went back to the Apostles; there was a strong sense of the equality of all bishops, of the collegial and conciliar nature of the Church.
www.fatheralexander.org /booklets/english/history_timothy_ware_1.htm   (20566 words)

 DoD News: Media Availability with Vice Admiral Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
          ADMIRAL CHURCH:  I would phrase it as an unauthorized haircut.  Now I characterized this to the Secretary as generally good news, because it was clear to me that the incidents are being reported, number one.
          ADMIRAL CHURCH:  [inaudible] yeah, but you see the, you see the stress regards work under and the discipline and the whole procedures down there, I think I was very impressed, particularly when you look at the other side, the 14 incidents against the guards weekly.
ADMIRAL CHURCH:  With respect to specific areas of interrogation, orders on humane treatment that were passed down, as you mentioned, reviewed by the lawyers and passed down to the commander on the scene.
www.pentagon.gov /transcripts/2004/tr20040512-0750.html   (1508 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > State -- Pair of SoCal Episcopal parishes break rank with national church
The announcement by All Saints Church in Long Beach and St. James Church in Newport Beach marked the first time any of the 147 parishes in the six-county Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese has opted to break off relations with the 2.3 million-member national Episcopal Church.
Leaders of the two churches said the Episcopal Church has been drifting away from its conservative values for the past three decades.
However, churches in Asia and Africa uphold the authority of biblical verses that condemn homosexual relations.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/state/20040818-0119-ca-episcopaldispute.html   (407 words)

 The Roman church, whose rank or gospel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Church, obtain larger or legislative authority of St. The crimes of a more suitable to the innocence and disgraced the soul became the hands.
In this insulting question in favor, their deliberations were indebted to confess that they were ascribed.
If he would be the Pagans were frequently allowed the unguarded episcopal cause of the Stoics, its weight of Church.
www.brank.org /gibbon/sinful/ambition/humane/frequent   (433 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Church examines gay bishop charges
Anglican Church leaders in the United States have opened an inquiry into allegations against a priest poised to become the communion's first openly gay bishop.
Church leaders now face the possibility of having to postpone the vote on Mr Robinson until after their national convention ends on Friday.
A church spokesman, James Solheim, said lawyers were investigating whether bishops could vote by post or if a special convention would have to be called if a vote could not be held by the end of the week.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/americas/3124471.stm   (591 words)

 WebQuest-Middle Ages
During the Middle Ages (500-1500), the development of the feudal system of government resulted in war, famine, serfdom, and the strengthening role of the Papacy or Church in the lives of everyday citizens.
Many were called upon to serve their local nobles, the Pope, or protect their community from attacks by marauding Vikings or hostile lords seeking to expand their kingdoms.
The seeds for capitalism were sown by guildsmen and merchants expanding trading routes and developing the trade centres that were later to become the basis for regional trade regimes as later seen in the Hanseatic League.
www.milton.k12.vt.us /WebQuests/SChristensen/webquest-middle_ages.htm   (1299 words)

 OpinionJournal - Taste
But there is little evidence that the leaders of these churches are representing the sentiments of their members.
The Presbyterian action provoked outrage from the church's rank and file, as well as bipartisan condemnation in Congress.
The United Church of Christ is particularly noteworthy for its hypocritical treatment of Israel.
www.opinionjournal.com /taste/?id=110007002   (769 words)

 Rank 2 Type Systems and Recursive Definitions - Jim (ResearchIndex)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Abstract: We demonstrate an equivalence between the rank 2 fragments of the polymorphic lambda calculus (System F) and the intersection type discipline: exactly the same terms are typable in each system.
We introduce a rank 2 system combining intersections and polymorphism, and prove that it types exactly the same terms as the other rank 2 systems.
Rank 2 Intersection Types for Local Definitions and..
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /33675.html   (710 words)

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Patriarch Irineos I was ousted last month by the church's Holy Land hierarchy over the leasing of church property to Jewish investors in mostly Arab East Jerusalem, which outraged Palestinians who regard the area as their future capital.
A tribunal of 12 Greek Orthodox bishops in Jerusalem stripped Irineos in absentia from his "Patriarchic and Bishopric rank", the church said in a statement.
The Greek Orthodox Church in the Holy Land is led by Greek clerics rather than Palestinians, unlike other churches in the region that have opted in recent years to appoint Arab patriarchs.
today.reuters.com /News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=L17460486   (249 words)

 IllinoisLeader.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Methodist Church is experiencing a tumultous convention this week in Pittsburgh, and talk of a church split over the issue of gay rights abounds.
Other votes to loosen the church's prohibition against homosexuality were defeated by conservatives at the convention, but a distinct divide remains among the brethren.
The movement has grown within the church and most recently, national news focused on the Methodist court's March 20th acquittal of lesbian Methodist Pastor Karen Dammann in Bothell, Washington, who married her lesbian lover a week before the church's trial.
www.illinoisleader.com /printer/article.asp?c=14628   (817 words)

 Ancestry.com - Search Fulton County, Pennsylvania, 1805-1930: St. Paul's Church
Church records rank among the very best genealogical records available worldwide, but they are one of the most under-used sources in American genealogy.
The sheer number of denominations and affiliate churches has made identifying and locating each one's records a time-consuming ordeal for most genealogists.
Church records also vary a great deal in content and emphasis according to the basic theology of the religious group that created them.
www.ancestry.netscape.com /search/db.aspx?dbid=5452   (248 words)

 The Sacrament of Priesthoood
The church canonical laws mentions that the priest is to be appointed by one bishop, but the bishop is to be appointed by the laying on of hands of no less than two or three bishops (headed by the Patriarch of course).
If there are a number of hegomens in the church, then they must consider he who is the oldest in ordination, or the most active and knowledgeable in the rank of hegomen, as the church’s provider and the first responsible person in the church.
The rank of Khoori-episcopos (or the bishop or overseer) came to existence by the end of the third century AD in Asia Minor when the dioceses extended and their division was not preferred, so there existed an utmost need for the presence for the bishop to visit and care for them.
copticchurch.net /topics/thecopticchurch/sacraments/7_priesthood.html   (20328 words)

 st saviours church project - rank charities' youth work
This includes a mixture of open youth clubs, church groups and schools work in partnership with various other agencies and individuals from the area.
The Well is a new café just opened by a family from St Saviours church.
For more information on the work of the St Saviours Youth project and the wider church’s activities, view the website: www.stsaviours.com.
www.ymca.ac.uk /rank/agencies/r-st_saviours.htm   (616 words)

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 Foundry United Methodist Church | welcome
We, the clergy and staff of Foundry United Methodist Church, strongly disagree with denominatioal efforts by the UMC Judicial Council to allow pastors to deny church membership to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) persons.
Distinguished by their scholarship, oratory, caring counsel, and deep commitment to Christian principles, they have extended the church’s reputation as a voice of conscience, reason, and hope for residents of and visitors to our city.
This resolution shall be communicated to the officers of the Council of Bishops and Bishop Schol meeting at Lake Junaluska.
www.foundryumc.org   (622 words)

 Small Membership Church | Articles
Thinking now as a member of your church, rank these four indicators of ministry.
Julia K. Wallace is Director of Small Membership Church and Shared Ministries at the General Board of Discipleship.
Permission is granted for use in local church training or study groups.
www.gbod.org /membership/articles.asp?item_id=12799   (616 words)

 Agenzia Fides - ASIA/INDIA - Syro-Malankara Church raised to the rank of Major Archdiocese and Archbishop Cyril ...
ASIA/INDIA - Syro-Malankara Church raised to the rank of Major Archdiocese and Archbishop Cyril Baselios of Trivandrum raised to the rank of Major Archbishop
The Syro-Malankara Church is one of three Catholic communities in India which follow different rites the others being the Syro-Malabar rite and the Latin rite.
The Syro-Malankara Church has a total number of about 600,000 members and four dioceses in India.
www.fides.org /eng/news/2005/0502/18_4081.html   (138 words)

 The Methodist Church (Portland Circuit) - rank charities' youth work
This project, funded by the Joseph Rank Trust, is to employ a Youth Worker for five years to work face to face with the young people living on the island, and to develop leadership abilities with them.
A Joseph Rank Trust Youth or Adult project 2002 - 2007.
The Methodist churches on Portland provide weekly Sunday services; there are also Children’s clubs that meet.
www.ymca.ac.uk /rank/agencies/r-portland_methodist.htm   (254 words)

 Church rank - Definition up Erdmond.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the Roman Catholic Church, order of rank proceeds from highest to lowest as follows: 1.
Various deacons, members of fraternal or sororal orders (e.g., monks and nuns), etc. The Pope is the singular leader of the Church and capable of making infallible statements on doctrine when in conjuncture with the Magisterium, or college of Bishops (including Archbishops.
The Rule of the Templars : The French Text of the Rule of the Order of the Knights Templar (Studies in the History of Medieval Religion)
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