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 ecumenical patriarch - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about ecumenical patriarch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Head of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the patriarch of Istanbul (Constantinople).
The bishop of Constantinople was recognized as having equal rights with the bishop of Rome in 451, and first termed ‘patriarch’ in the 6th century.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Patriarch and Patriarchate
On the other hand, the existence of several Catholic patriarchs of the same see, for instance, the Melchite, Jacobite, Maronite, and Latin titulars of Antioch, is a concession to the national feeling of Eastern Christians, or, in the case of the Latin, a relic of the crusades that archæologically can hardly be justified.
The city was divided between the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Lisbon and the new patriarch.
(6) the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldees.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11549a.htm   (5492 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Patriarchy Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A patriarch is a male head of an extended family exercising autocratic authority, or, by extension, a member of the ruling class or government of a society controlled by senior men.
A patriarch (from Greek: patria means family; archy means rule) is a male head of an extended family exercising autocratic authority, or, by extension, a member of the ruling class or government of a society controlled by senior men.
He has no similar authority over his married daughters, who are under the authority of the patriarchs of the families into which they have married.
www.ipedia.com /patriarchy.html   (304 words)

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