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 ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION - LoveToKnow Article on ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
As neighboring dioceses coalesced into provinces and provinces into larger districts (corresponding to the civil dioceses of the later Roman Empire), the provincial synods of bishops and the synods of the larger districts acquired a criminal jurisdiction, stifi purely spiritual, of their own.
Ecclesiastical proceedings by way of prosecution are called criminal, but they are primarily pro salute animae; whereas temporal criminal proceedings are primarily for the protection of the state and its citizens.
Ecclesiastical jurisdiction in Ireland was as in England till the Irish Church was disestablished in 1869 by~ 32 and 33 Vict.
14.1911encyclopedia.org /E/EC/ECCLESIASTICAL_JURISDICTION.htm   (17271 words)

  
 Open Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Christianity: Denominations: Catholicism: Reference: Catholic ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Ferns - Diocese in the province of Leinster (Ireland), suffragan of Dublin.
Fiesole - Diocese in the province of Tuscany, suffragan of Florence.
Fünfkirchen, Diocese of - Diocese in Hungary, in the ecclesiastical province of Gran.
www.dmoz.org /Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Denominations/Catholicism/Reference/Catholic_Encyclopedia/F   (5543 words)

  
 Metropolitan bishop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In hierarchical Christian churches, the rank of metropolitan bishop, or simply metropolitan, pertains to the bishop of a metropolis; that is, the chief city of an old Roman province, ecclesiastical province, or regional capital.
They also have authority over the dioceses in their province when there is a vacancy caused by the death or resignation of the suffragan bishop.
In the Anglican Communion, the metropolitan is generally the head of an ecclesiastical province (or cluster of dioceses) and ranks immediately under the Primate of the national church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Metropolitan_bishop   (284 words)

  
 Ecclesiastical province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thus, the metropolitan is not an ordinary with respect to the ecclesiastical province.
In the United States Roman Catholic ecclesiastical provinces typically follow state lines, with less populous states being typically grouped into provinces and more populous states being a province by themselves.
California and Texas are the only states with multiple provinces, with each state having two metropolitan archdioceses.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ecclesiastical_province   (221 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ecclesiastical Province
Antioch for Syria, Ephesus for the Province of Asia, Alexandria for Egypt, Rome for Italy), whence Christian missionaries issued to preach the Gospel, were regarded as the mother-churches of the newly-founded Christian communities.
The migration of the nations, however, prevented an equally stable formation of ecclesiastical provinces in the Christian West as in the East.
However, at the end of antiquity the existence of church provinces as the basis of ecclesiastical administration was fairly universal in the West.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12514a.htm   (579 words)

  
 Ecclesiastical province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
An ecclesiastical province is a unit of religious government existing in certain Christian churches.
In the Roman Catholic Church, the authority of the metropolitan over the suffragan sees is very limited (for example, during a vacancy, a Roman Catholic metropolitan can name a temporary administrator if the College of Consultors fail to elect one within a set time and the Pope has not named an apostolic administrator).
In the United States Roman Catholic ecclesiastical provinces typically follow state lines, with less populous states being typically grouped into provinces and more populous states being a province by themselves, California being the only state in multiple provinces.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Ecclesiastical_province   (159 words)

  
 General Synod glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
A bishop elected by clerical and lay delegates of the synod of an ecclesiastical province; the senior official of an ecclesiastical province.
Archbishop of Saskatoon) and the metropolitan of the province (e.g.
Bishops are elected by the diocese or by the province, according to the particular canons of the diocese.
generalsynod.anglican.ca /gs2001/ginfo/glossary.php   (1010 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Ecclesiastical Seminary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
When qualified by the word ecclesiastical, it is reserved to schools instituted, in accordance with a decree of the Council of Trent, for the training of the Catholic diocesan clergy.
An ecclesiastical seminary is diocesan, interdiocesan, provincial, or pontifical, according as it is under the control of the bishop of the diocese, of several bishops who send there their students, of all the bishops of an ecclesiastical province, or of the Holy See.
There are likewise ecclesiastical students preparing for the priesthood who follow the courses of theology in the Universities of Louvain and Fribourg, and in the theological faculties of the German universities.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13694a.htm   (8042 words)

  
 Ascension.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The decision of each Ecclesiastical Province to transfer the Solemnity of the Ascension is to be made by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the bishops of the respective Ecclesiastical Province.
The decision of the Ecclesiastical Province should be communicated to the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments and to the President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The ecclesiastical provinces of Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Nebraska have retained the celebration of the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord on the proper Thursday, while all other provinces have transferred this celebration to the Seventh Sunday of Easter.
www.romcal.net /ascension.html   (429 words)

  
 Ecclesiastical Latin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Ecclesiastical Latin, sometimes called "Church Latin", is the Latin language as used in documents of the Roman Catholic Church and in the Latin liturgies of both the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches.
Ecclesiastical Latin is in most countries pronouncedhttp://community.middlebury.edu/~harris/LatinBackground/Pronunciation.html as is traditional in Rome, giving the letters the value they have in modern Italian, but without distinguishing between open and close "e" and "o".
In ecclesiastical language, the mensa is that portion of the property of a church which is appropriated to defraying the expenses either of the prelate or of the community which serves the church, and is administered at the will of the one or the other.
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 The Pedalion or Rudder
And lest by reason of any pretext of ecclesiastical property that of the Bishop be submerged, be it that he has a wife and children, or relatives, or house servants.
But if such a thing is difficult either because of the urgency of circumstances, or because of the distance to be traveled, at least three should meet together somewhere and by their votes combined with those of the ones absent and joining in the election by letter they should carry out the ordination thereafter.
When the Canon prescribed in regard to dioceses (or administrative provinces) is duly kept, it is evident that the synod of each province will confine itself to the affairs of that particular province, in accordance with the regulations decreed in Nicaea.
www.angelfire.com /alt/scm/pedalion.html   (8538 words)

  
 Definition of Provincial from dictionary.net
Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect.
Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province; not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal.
Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.
www.dictionary.net /provincial   (128 words)

  
 Episcopal News Service
The Ecclesiastical Province of Canada, which earlier this year broke new ground and gained international attention by electing its archbishop by e-mail, has rescinded the process that made that possible.
The ecclesiastical province's laws require a new archbishop to be elected within six months, and this would have meant convening a special meeting at an estimated cost of about $30,000.
The Ecclesiastical Province of Canada includes the dioceses of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Fredericton, Quebec, Montreal, Western Newfoundland, Central Newfoundland and Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.
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 Christian History Handbook: Ancient: Lecture Seven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The ecclesiastical province (Greek eparchia; Latin provincia) was usually identical in size and boundary with the civil provinces of the Early Roman Empire.
The first ecclesiastical provinces were organized in the East (excluding Egypt) in the third century made up of all parishes within the territory of a civil province.
The ecclesiastical diocese was in some cases roughly equivalent to the territory of the newly created civil dioceses that typically incorporated several civil provinces.
www.sbuniv.edu /~hgallatin/ht3463le07.html   (6210 words)

  
 Pastoral Letter of the Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Quebec on the Subject of Liberalism - Documents on the ...
If any person, ecclesiastic or lay, believes he has a right not to listen to the voice of a pastor who is not his own, he has not for that reason any right to criticise or judge him.
We wish to speak of ecclesiastical burial as defined and ordained by canon law; that is to say, not only the prayers and religious rites which accompany the interment, but also the ground sanctified and consecrated by prayers and benedictions for the burial of those who die in the peace of the Catholic Church.
It will perhaps be said that the privation of the honors of ecclesiastical burial brings with it disgrace and infamy, and that it thus comes within the province of the civil authority, which is responsible for protecting the honor of the citizens.
www2.marianopolis.edu /quebechistory/docs/1875/letter.htm   (4403 words)

  
 Province of Canada
One of four provinces in the Anglican Church of Canada, the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada was founded in 1860, and thus predates the national structure by three decades.
The Province currently includes seven dioceses: Montreal, Quebec, Fredericton, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Western Newfoundland, Central Newfoundland and Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.
As a province within the national Anglican Church of Canada, we are analogous to the provinces of Canterbury or York in England, or the several provinces within the Episcopal Church USA.
www.province-canada.anglican.org   (216 words)

  
 The St. Joseph Foundation - Christifidelis
Ecclesiastical authority in a province reposes in the provincial council and the metropolitan (c.
At the head of each province there is a metropolitan and with the redrawing of ecclesiastical boundaries many of the current archbishops would cease to be metropolitans.
The new provinces would form meaningful ecclesiastical jurisdictions between the diocese and the NCCB and permit problems which are merely regional in scope to be worked out at the level of the new provinces.
www.st-joseph-foundation.org /cfd14-2.htm   (2695 words)

  
 Agenzia Fides - Agenzia della Congregazione per l'Evangelizzazione dei Popoli
The present Ecclesiastical Province of Pontianak covers the vast territory of the Island of Kalimantan (or South Borneo), with the recent creation of the new diocese of Tanjung Selor (2001) has 8 dioceses with about 890,000 Catholics in a population of about 11,590,000.
This province has seen the greatest increase in the number of Catholics in the whole of Indonesia, mainly among the Dayak people in Kalimantan which has an are of 560,940 sq.
The new Ecclesiastical Province of Samarinda will comprise the civil districts of East, Southern and Central Kalimantan (mostly covered in forests) and will have the suffragan dioceses of Banjarmasin, Pakangkaraya and Tanjung Selor.
www.fides.org /eng/news/2003/0301/29_04.html   (767 words)

  
 Code of Canon Law - IntraText
To promote the common pastoral action of different neighboring dioceses according to the circumstances of persons and places and to foster more suitably the relations of the diocesan bishops among themselves, neighboring particular churches are to be brought together into ecclesiastical provinces limited to a certain territory.
It is only for the supreme authority of the Church to establish, suppress, or alter ecclesiastical provinces after having heard the bishops involved.
The provincial council and the metropolitan possess authority in an ecclesiastical province according to the norm of law.
www.vatican.va /archive/ENG1104/_P1I.HTM   (233 words)

  
 Episcopal News Service
Peers' letter was read to the Council of General Synod by Archbishop David Crawley, metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia.
Peers was born in Vancouver, ordained priest in the Diocese of Ottawa in 1960 and elected bishop of the Diocese of Qu'Appelle in 1977.
Between 1982 and his election as primate in 1986, Peers was metropolitan or archbishop of the ecclesiastical province of Rupert's Land.
ecusa.anglican.org /3577_19267_ENG_Print.html   (237 words)

  
 The Hindu : Thalassery archdiocese to celebrate Golden Jubilee
The history of the Malabar Migration and that of the ecclesiastical province of Thalassery are closely connected.
The boundaries of the Thalassery ecclesiastical province were extended to include Mangalore, Chickamangalore, Mysore, Shimoga and Ootty as there were settlers in the neighbouring States.
The ecclesiastical province was bifurcated into Mananthawady and Thalassery in 1973 and in 1986, the diocese of Thamarassery was erected.
www.hinduonnet.com /2004/01/08/stories/2004010804870300.htm   (405 words)

  
 The Catholic Spirit - The Official Newspaper of The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The addition of another ecclesiastical province in the United States brings the total of Latin-rite provinces in the nation to 32.
If the majority of diocesan bishops in a province think they should hold a provincial council, it is up to the metropolitan, with the consent of the majority, to convoke it and determine its time, place and agenda.
The formation of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese marks the first time a new ecclesiastical province was created in the United States since 1980, when Mobile, Ala., was made an archdiocese and placed over the dioceses of Mississippi and Alabama, which were previously part of the New Orleans province.
www.thecatholicspirit.com /archives.php?article=3279   (925 words)

  
 Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter P - Page 139   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Hence, colloquially, The Provinces, the Dominion of Canada.
) Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical; as, a provincial synod.
) A word, or a manner of speaking, peculiar to a province or a district remote from the mother country or from the metropolis; a provincial characteristic; hence, narrowness; illiberality.
www.dvddemystifiziert.de /webster/wb/p139.html   (1207 words)

  
 Footnotes
Gor (Gorduba) is variously supposed to be Garra in ecclesiastical province of Mauritania Caesariensis, or Garriana in ecclesiastical province of Byzacium.
Utica, the well-known city in ecclesiastical province of Zeugitana.
Germaniciana Nova was in ecclesiastical province of Byzacium, and so called after the German veterans settled there.
www.bible.ca /history/fathers/NPNF1-04/footnote/fn42.htm   (176 words)

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