We continue dealing with the development of the bishopric as we focus on the Metropolitan and Patriarch and how they came about.
As we deal with this things keep in mind the word - ANACHRONISM
Clericalism is a term that comes into play around 250 AD when the church started thinking if its priesthood as the Levitical Priesthood...which continue to develop until by the 9th Century a graded ministry had taken complete hold in the church.
Grades in ministry would have never work with the Alexandrian Episcopacy also called the Alexandrian Habitude, but it work well with the Antioch Model of the Episcopacy.
The 5 Patriarchs of the church
As always, you can find all of this information in the 2014 Syllabus which is available online for purchase in PDF format and in our upcoming 2015 Syllabus.
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