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Passed seven canons: bishops should not interfere in matters of other dioceses; the bishop of Constantinople is "second among equals" to the see of Rome (since it is the "New Rome").
Passed eight canons: bishops deposed by Nestorian bishops are to be reinstated; it is forbidden to alter the Nicene Creed.
Passed 22 canons: bishops, priests, and deacons cannot be appointed by secular authorities; women cannot stay in bishops' houses or men's monasteries.
www.stmichaelsgeneva.org /SevenEcumenicalCouncils.htm   (602 words)

 Profile of the Episcopal House of Bishops
The oldest bishop is 98; the youngest is 43.
The average bishop now was too young to have been drafted in Korea and too old, had she or he not been clergy, to have been drafted in Vietnam.
Of the 167 active bishops, 123 were in parochial assignments on election, with the average parish size of 747 communicants.
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~lcrew/bpsprof.html   (4348 words)

 Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Bishops: Resources - 2004 Erasmus Lecture, sponsored by the Institute on Religion and Public ...
The bishops were unanimous in their agreement that this first provincial council was fruitful - - it had enhanced their cohesion as bishops, supplied consistency in ecclesiastical discipline, and sealed bonds with Rome.
Six archbishops and twenty-seven bishops were in attendance, and they promulgated twenty-five decrees, one of the first being to extend the decrees of the seven provincial councils to all American dioceses.
This relatively new bishop found it moving last June in Denver to be with his 250 brother-bishops on his knees for an hour before the Eucharist, and in line with his episcopal brethren for the sacrament of penance.
www.archmil.org /bishops/ShowResource.asp?ID=1531   (4875 words)

 Seven quit charity over policy of bishops - The Boston Globe
Seven members of the board of Catholic Charities of Boston, including prominent business and media leaders, announced their resignations yesterday, saying that the Massachusetts bishops' effort to prohibit gays from adopting children from Catholic social service agencies ''threatens the very essence of our Christian mission."
The bishops have previously raised the possibility of seeking passage of legislation that would grant them an exemption, but state Representative Eugene L. O'Flaherty, House chairman of the joint committee on the judiciary, has said ''there would not be an appetite to entertain that" on Beacon Hill.
Any legal action by the bishops is likely to attract a counterattack from gay organizations, who view the bishops' plan as profoundly offensive, saying it sweepingly casts all gay people as unfit parents.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2006/03/02/seven_quit_charity_over_policy_of_bishops   (1154 words)

 Seven Bishops - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Seven Bishops were seven bishops of the Church of England.
Shortly thereafter, James was deposed by his nephew, William III in the Glorious Revolution.
Despite their petition and their trial, five of these bishops (all but Lloyd and Trelawny) remained loyal to James II after the Glorious Revolution and were among the nine bishops who became non-jurors, refusing to swear an oath of allegiance to William and Mary, losing their bishoprics as a result.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seven_Bishops   (140 words)

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Under the canons covering this proceeding (as revised in 1991), the consents of 25% of all the bishops of the church were sufficient to issue a presentment.
John S. Spong, Bishop of Newark, committed heresy by, inter alia, advocating the blessing of same sex unions and the ordination of non-celibate lesbians and gays were dismissed by a panel of seven bishops in October 1987.
However, in February 1990, the Presiding Bishop and his Council of Advice (nine bishops elected presidents or vice presidents of the church's nine Provinces) issued a statement saying: We regret the hurt and confusion caused for many members of the church by the ordination and subsequent events.
newark.rutgers.edu /~lcrew/fact03.txt   (1691 words)

 Possidius - 01 | St Augustine of Hippo | Order of St Augustine
Along with Augustine and Alypius, Possidius was among the seven Catholic bishops chosen to represent the 266 Catholic bishops of the region at the famous debate in Carthage.
In 409 he was one of four bishops deputed to go to Italy to obtain the protection of the emperor against the Donatists.
He was one of the seven bishops chosen to represent the Catholic party at the "Collatio" of 411.
www.augnet.org /default.asp?ipageid=204   (497 words)

 The Lives of the Seven Bishops, by Agnes Strickland
His zeal for the augmentation of the poorer livings, which occasionally fall to the lot of the most deserving of the English clergy, induced him at this time to add to the miserable endowment of the vicarage of Sandon, in Hertfordshire, of which he was now the patron.
He then respectfully offered his own assistance and that of the other bishops to the sailor prince, whose skill in the science of theology was, as he shrewdly suspected, but small, to explain the differences between the two Churches, and assures him they would make the conference as short and easy as possible.
He scrupled not to suspend Dr. Wood, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, from the exercise of his episcopal functions, on account of his neglect of his diocese and other misdemeanours, although Wood was under the especial patronage of the Duchess of Cleveland, whose son, the Duke of Southampton, was married to his niece.
anglicanhistory.org /nonjurors/strickland/sancroft2.html   (4072 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Angels of the Churches
John in the Apocalypse is shown seven candlesticks and in their midst, the Son of Man holding seven stars (Revelation 1:13, 20).
The candlesticks represent the seven Churches of Asia; the stars, the angels of those Churches.
Origen (Hom., xiii in Luc., and Hom., xx in Num.) explains that these are the guardian angels of the Churches, a view upheld by Dean Alford.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01486a.htm   (178 words)

 Kiwi bishops meet Pope during Rome ad limina
Katharine Jefferts Schori, a liberal bishop from Nevada who was raised a Catholic, was elected on Sunday as the first woman leader of the 2.3 million-member US Episcopal Church.
Bishop David Walker of the Sydney Diocese of Broken Bay has recently announced that he is creating a new full-time ministry for celibate, ecclesial women.
The bishops are also calling on a number of Curial Offices to discuss particular questions — ecumenism, justice and peace, liturgy, education, doctrine, etc. In preparation for these discussions, each diocese sent a “quinquennial report” to the Apostolic See.
www.cathnews.com /news/409/74.php   (805 words)

 The Seven Cities ofCibola
I am curious as to what these seven cities were and why they thought they would be in Wyoming.
The tale of the Seven Cities of Cibola is a twisted tale of greed, destruction, self-deception, and the human imagination.
It is not easy to say when the tale begins as it involves the intermingling of myths of different ages but as all tales must have a beginning, let us begin.
home.earthlink.net /~jjwhitt/DrX2/SevenCities.html   (1218 words)

 Thinking Anglicans: APO document published
Seven dioceses are seeking to reshape their life together as dioceses — faithful to what the Episcopal Church has been and submitted to what the Anglican Communion has taught - under the oversight of a Canterbury appointed Commissary, temporarily exercising some of the responsibilities normally assigned to the American primate.
Whether the Presiding Bishop or Presiding Bishop-elect agree to remain neutral for the good of the Communion is a matter that should be offered to them, but their refusal to cooperate should not be permitted to block that which is minimally protective of the ECUSA minority and maximally to the good of the Communion.
Likewise, we are Lambeth Bishops, who fully endorse the clear teaching of the Communion as expressed in the resolutions of the 1998 Lambeth Conference.
www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk /archives/001904.html   (3364 words)

 Seventh Council of Carthage Under Cyprian
The Judgment of Eighty-Seven Bishops on the Baptism of Heretics.
In the colleges of bishops, however, it is now usual to call upon juniors first, that, if they should think differently from older brethren, their free opinion need not be restrained by deference.] [4738] A city of Zeugitana, called Diarrhytus because of the number of the streams that water it.
In the colleges of bishops, however, it is now usual to call upon juniors first, that, if they should think differently from older brethren, their free opinion need not be restrained by deference.] [4746] A city oF Numidia.
mb-soft.com /believe/txu/cyprian8.htm   (5277 words)

 The Hindu : Kerala News : Church to elect seven more bishops
In an unprecedented step, the church is expected to add seven new names to the existing 22 bishops to lead the flock.
The elected seven candidates would then have to undergo a screening by the Synod, the Bishops Council, which has the final authority to decide whether the candidate is qualified enough to be ordained a bishop.
The developments at the managing committee meeting of the church held here on Thursday have given enough indications that the election process would not be a smooth affair.
www.hindu.com /2004/05/28/stories/2004052804000500.htm   (390 words)

 Quivira and Cíbola - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quivira and Cíbola are two of the fantastic Seven Cities of Gold existing only in a myth that originated around the year 1150 when the Moors conquered Mérida, Spain.
According to the legend, seven bishops fled the city, not only to save their own lives but also to prevent the Muslims from obtaining sacred religious relics.
The myth of the seven cities of gold drew the Conquistadors northward through the Jornada del Muerto, the Llano Estacado (Staked Plains), in which they encountered a "Sea of Grass", and finally, the French colonists, who successfully resisted their further northward advance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seven_Golden_Cities_of_Cibola   (1150 words)

The first reading of the motion to accept women in the top job was passed overwhelmingly at last year's meeting of the General Synod.
It will need the support of two thirds of the Synod - made up of the seven bishops and 156 representatives of the clergy and congregations - to go through as a change to the church's rulebooks.
The Rt Revd Michael Henley, Episcopal Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, and convener of the SCIFU working group, said, "The ideal of Christian unity does not live or die on the decision of one church.
www.anglicancommunion.org /acns/articles/34/50/acns3466.html   (417 words)

 The Living Church Foundation
The resolution passed all three houses with bishops voting 41 to 6, clergy 167 to 46, and laity 159 to 75 in favor.
Geoffrey Rowell, Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, that sought to block the intent of the original motion and allow for further study failed in a show of hands, as did a similar delaying amendment offered by the Archdeacon of Norwich.
On July 1, seven diocesan bishops (including the Bishop of Durham, N.T. Wright) joined by 10 suffragans endorsed a letter printed in The Church of England Newspaper calling for a delay in permitting women bishops.
www.livingchurch.org /publishertlc/viewarticle.asp?ID=1137   (509 words)

 The Glorious Revolution of 1688   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
When the Privy Council ordered the churches to read the King's Indulgence in church, many were caught in a conflict between their loyalty and their conscience.
A group of Bishops prepared a traditional petition to present to James II, who responded by suing them for libel.
The Bishops pled the well established right or silence to avoid self-incrimination, which angered the unlearned James.
www.lawsch.uga.edu /~glorious/seven_bishops.html   (167 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Scottish church backs female bishops
The first female Anglican bishop in Britain and Ireland could be in place as early as next year after a landmark vote by bishops in Scotland.
The bishops, the clergy and the laity, and all seven out of seven bishops voted for women bishops.
Two-thirds of the 156-member synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church is made up of half lay members, half clergy, and the seven bishops had to vote in favour for the motion to be carried.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/2983920.stm   (459 words)

 Chapter 85.
In this paper the bishops told the King that they could not obey him, not because they wished people who thought differently from themselves to be cruelly and unkindly treated, but because the laws against these people had been made by Parliament.
Then the King ordered the seven bishops who had written the letter, and who had set the brave example, to be sent to the Tower.
As the bishops entered the Traitors' Gate, the guards knelt before them begging, too, for a blessing, and in the guard-house the rough soldiers drank to the health of the brave bishops.
digital.library.upenn.edu /women/marshall/england/england-85.html   (1107 words)

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And in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks, one like to the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the feet, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches.
And the seven candlesticks are the seven churches.
www.ccel.org /c/challoner/douayrheims/Apocalypse/01.html   (825 words)

 Untitled Document
The bishops have not yet worked out how they will handle chairmanships of the new committees in the transitional period, although they wish to continue the practice of staggering such elections through a three-year cycle, so that only about one-third of their standing committees get a new chairman in any given year.
Bishop William S. Skylstad of Spokane, Wash., USCCB president, explained before the reauthorization vote that, if the bishops approved the reorganization plan, in practice the ad hoc committees would only be extended for one year because in November 2007 the reorganization decision will take precedence.
The bishops, meeting Nov. 13-16, are slated to vote on a proposal that would reduce their assessments for funding USCCB activities by 16 percent in 2008 — from a current yearly total of $11.9 million to $10 million.
www.catholicfreepress.org /11.24.06/USCB_meeting.html   (5057 words)

 The Lives of the Seven Bishops, by Agnes Strickland
These seven prelates were William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Francis Turner, Bishop of Ely, Thomas White, Bishop of Peterborough, John Lake, Bishop of Chichester, William Lloyd, Bishop of St. Asaph, and Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Bishop of Bristol.
He was born on the 30th of January, 1617, at Ufford Hall, an ancient white mansion in the parish of Fressingfield, with quaint clustered chimneys and a long range of broad casement windows, shaded by two gigantic yew-trees which flank the gate that opens into, the court, and overtop the low-eaved roof of the edifice.
He was immediately chosen by his grateful friend, Cosin, Bishop of Durham, for his domestic chaplain; and the next year appointed as one of the royal chaplains by Charles II., having materially assisted in the revision of the Liturgy which was then made.
anglicanhistory.org /nonjurors/strickland/sancroft1.html   (3798 words)

 TIME.com: Bad Bishop -- Jun. 9, 1924 -- Page 1
The Bishop rightly contended that the Prayer Book was not a statement of doctrine but only a form of worship and discipline.
Ecclesiastics have stood in the curious twilight, between Earth and Heaven, between the logical and the ineffable; between the matter-of-fact and the unutterable.
The seven Bishops, by common sense, found Bishop Brown to be a heretic.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,727968,00.html   (487 words)

 Petition of the Seven Bishops, May 18, 1688   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In spite of their opposition to James' use of the dispensing power, five of these bishops (Sancroft, Turner, Lake, Ken, and White) remained loyal to the king and were among the nine bishops who refused to take the oath to the Prince and Princess of Orange.
The humble petition of William, Archbishop of Canterbury, and of divers suffragan bishops of that province now present with him, in behalf of themselves and others of their absent brethren, and of the clergy of their respective dioceses,
Your petitioners therefore most humbly and earnestly beseech your Majesty that you will be graciously pleased not to insist upon their distributing and reading your Majesty's said declaration.
www.jacobite.ca /documents/16880518.htm   (202 words)

 OWU Online | Sports Releases
Blake led the Bishops in scoring with 26 goals and 22 assists for 48 points.
Kramer, the Bishops' top defender, helped Ohio Wesleyan limit opponents to an average of 7.0 goals per game this season.
The Battling Bishops finished second in the NCAC regular-season standings.
bishops.owu.edu /2005-06/wlx06ac.html   (246 words)

 Seattle Catholic - The Futility of ARCIC
The working group, composed of seven Roman Catholic bishops and seven Anglican bishops, had recently met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey-- who co-chairs the group together with Cardinal Walter Kasper, the president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity.
Presiding "Bishop" Frank Griswold introduces Roman Catholic observers at the 1998 Lambeth Conference, including Cardinal Edward Cassidy of the Vatican Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity, Archbishop Alex Brunett of Seattle, Bishop Philip Pargeter, Bishop Pierre Duprey of the Vatican, and the Rev. Tim Galligan of England.
According to the author, several progressivist Catholic English Bishops placed obstacles to the conversion of seven bishops and 700 priests and deacons who had announced publicly their decision to leave the Anglican sect and convert to Catholicism.
www.seattlecatholic.com /article_20020104_The_Futility_of_ARCIC.html   (2617 words)

 Coronado Searched for Cities of Gold
According to historian Warren Beck, seven bishops and their parishes fled from Moorish conquerors of the Spanish city of Mérida.
They were believed to have sailed west, landing on islands and establishing the Seven Cities which eventually became fabulously wealthy.
The expedition, tired and hungry, reached an adobe settlement and thought it was one of the legendary Seven Cities of Cíbola.
www.epcc.edu /ftp/Homes/monicaw/borderlands/17_coronado_searched.htm   (949 words)

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