A see (from the Latin word sedem, meaning seat) is the throne (cathedra) of a bishop. In the strictest sense, an episcopal see (episcopus meaning bishop; an adaptation of the Greek word episkopos) refers to the cathedral of the bishop. The terms diocesan see and archdiocesan see carry the same meaning, but specify the status of the jurisdiction within the hierarchy.
An episcopalsee is the office of the chief bishop of a particular church.
See comes from the Latin word sedes, meaning seat, which refers to the episcopal throne (cathedra) located in the bishop's church (cathedral) in which the bishop sits as the principal symbol of his office.
By extension, episcopalsee also refers to the local ordinary jurisdiction of that chief bishop (the diocese or particular church) and also the governmental bodies assisting the bishop (such as the curia).
Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Want to know more? Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:
Press Releases |
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m