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Encyclopedia > Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney
Aberdeen and Orkney 
Arms of Aberdeen and Orkney
Province Scotland
Diocesan bishop Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney
Cathedral St Andrew's Cathedral, Aberdeen
Subdivisions
Suffragan bishop(s) unknown
Parishes
Membership — 
Diocesan website

The Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney is one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church. In mainland Scotland, the diocese covers the City of Aberdeen and most of Aberdeenshire (the part of Aberdeenshire south of Aberdeen is in the Diocese of Brechin, and some parts of northwest Aberdeenshire are in the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness). In addition to the mainland portion of the diocese, the Orkney and Shetland island groups also come under its jurisdiction. It shares with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Aberdeen a Christian heritage that can be traced back to the twelfth century. It also incorporates the ancient Diocese of Orkney, founded in 1035. An ecclesiastical province is a unit of religious government existing in certain Christian churches. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... A bishop in charge of a diocese. ... The Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney is the Ordinary of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... St Andrews Cathedral, or the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church situated in the Scottish city of Aberdeen. ... A suffragan bishop is a bishop subordinate to a metropolitan bishop. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... The Diocese of Aberdeen (Scotland). ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... City of Aberdeen crest City of Aberdeen (Mòr-bhaile Obar Dheathain in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness is one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church. ... Orkney (sometimes known as the Orkney Islands) is an archipelago in northern Scotland, situated 10 miles north of the coast of Caithness. ... Shetland (formerly spelled Zetland, from etland) formerly called Hjaltland, is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. ... The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus Christ and led by the Twelve Apostles, in particular Saint Peter. ... The Diocese of Aberdeen (Scotland). ...


The diocese has a strong companion link with the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. Samuel Seabury, the first Anglican/Episcopalian bishop in outside of the British Isles was consecrated in 1784 by Robert Kilgour, Bishop of Aberdeen. The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut is a diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, encompassing the entire state of Connecticut. ... Samuel Seabury The Right Reverend Samuel Seabury (November 30, 1729 – February 25, 1796), was the first American Episcopal bishop, the second Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, USA, and the first Bishop of Connecticut. ... Two bishops assist at the Exhumation of Saint Hubert, who was a bishop too, at the église Saint-Pierre in Liège. ... Location of the British Isles The British Isles is a group of islands off the northwest coast of continental Europe consisting of Great Britain, Ireland, and a number of smaller surrounding islands and islets. ...

Dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church

Aberdeen and Orkney | St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane | Argyll and the Isles | Brechin | Edinburgh | Glasgow and Galloway | Moray, Ross and Caithness Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... For the Catholic dioceses see the Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh and the Diocese of Dunkeld. ... The Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness is one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church. ...


See also: Scottish Episcopal Church | Primus The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... The Primus, styled The Most Revd the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, is the presiding bishop of the Scottish Episcopal Church. ...


 
 

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