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Episcopacy 301 - The Transformation of the Episcopacy

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Based on the 2014 COAAB Syllabus as well as the Course taught at the Memphis Episcopal Symposium.  You can purchase the 2014 Syllabus online in word or PDF format from the congress website

www.coaab.org

Alexandrian Habtude and the Antioch Episcopacy

5 Patriarchies 

Council of Nicaea 325 (the beginning of the Patriarchy) It is here at Nicaea that the word Metropolitan is first seen in the Canons of the church. 3 metropolitan sees at Nicaea govern a province that was synonomus with the Roman Province of the area. They had suffragan bishops under them that headed their own sees under their metropolitan.

Diocese is first used 

Council of Constantinople 381 New Rome is given the same privilge as old Rome.  At this council by way of Emperor Theodosius division of the East into Five Dioceses, the term diocese comes into the LIFE of the church.  Originally Metropolitan headed the diocese while the Bishop was over his SEE or CIty Church.

Council of Ephesus 431  Jerusalem obtain the same metropolitical power as the other 3.

Council of Chalcedon 451 the Jerusalem as well as the other four are officially called Patriarchs.

 

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