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Encyclopedia > Presiding Bishop

The Presiding Bishop is an ecclesiastical position in some denominations of Christianity. This article should be transwikied to wiktionary Ecclesiastical means pertaining to the Church (especially Christianity) as an organized body of believers and clergy, with a stress on its juridical and institutional structure. ... A religious denomination, (also simply denomination) is a large, long-established subgroup within a religion that has been in existence for many years. ... Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament writings of his early followers. ...

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Latter Day Saints

The Presiding Bishop is an office in the church hierarchy of several denominations of the Latter Day Saint or Mormonism movement. Each Presiding Bishop has two counselors and the three together form the Presiding Bishopric. The Latter Day Saint movement (also called the Mormonism movement or the Mormon movement) is a religious movement beginning in the early 19th century that led to the set of doctrines, practices, and cultures called Mormonism and to the existence of numerous churches, the majority of which call themselves Latter... Mormonism (also called Latter Day Saint theology or Mormon theology and Latter Day Saint culture or Mormon culture) is a religion, ethnic group, movement, ideology and subculture originating in the early 1800s as a product of the Latter Day Saint movement. ...


The office shares its origin with that of bishop. Edward Partridge was the first man ordained to the office of bishop in the early Latter Day Saint church on February 4, 1831. This office became known as the First Bishop and later the "Presiding Bishop" when subordinate bishops were called in the Nauvoo period (18391844). Bishop is an office of the priesthood in the Latter Day Saint or Mormon tradition. ... Edward Partridge (August 27, 1793–May 27, 1840) was an early member of the Latter Day Saint movement, the first person to hold the prominent position of Bishop and Presiding Bishop. ... The Church of Christ was the original name given to the church formally organized by Joseph Smith, Jr. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The references in this article must be cleaned up to use the correct style of citation and footnoting. ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


After the 1844 succession crisis, the office of Presiding Bishop evolved separately in different denominations of the movement. The Succession Crisis in the Latter Day Saint movement occurred after the assassination of the movements founder, Joseph Smith, Jr. ...


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the largest denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement, the members of the Presiding Bishopric act as "General Authorities" of the church, oversee the temporal affairs (buildings, properties, commercial corporations, etc.) of the church and oversee the bishoprics of wards (congregations) throughout the world. The Salt Lake City temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... The Latter Day Saint movement (also called the Mormonism movement or the Mormon movement) is a religious movement beginning in the early 19th century that led to the set of doctrines, practices, and cultures called Mormonism and to the existence of numerous churches, the majority of which call themselves Latter... A General Authority is a priesthood leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints whose responsibility is at a church-wide level, rather than localized to a particular area or unit of the Church. ... In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a ward is the larger of two types of local congregations (the smaller being a branch). ...


The current Presiding Bishop of the church is H. David Burton. His First Counselor is Richard C. Edgley and his Second Counselor is Keith B. McMullin.


Community of Christ

The Presiding Bishopric of the Community of Christ, the second largest denomination, are the chief financial officers and trustees of the church. They are responsible for the administration of the temporal affairs of the whole church. They lead the Order of Bishops in providing support and mentoring to the finacial officers of congregations and mission centres. The Presiding Bishopric serves also as the presidency of the Aaronic priesthood and leads the Order of Bishops in providing support, training, and advocacy in empowering the Aaronic Ministers. Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA. Dedicated 1994 Community of Christ, previously known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or RLDS church is a branch of Mormon Restorationism, and is the second largest denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement. ...


The current Presiding Bishop of the church is Larry R. Norris and the Counselors are Stephen M. Jones and R. Paul Davis.


Episcopal

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America is the presiding authority in the church, Primate, chief pastor, president of the House of Bishops. In other churches in the Anglican Communion, an Archbishop or Primus fills a similar role. Presently the Most Rev. Frank Griswold holds the position. The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the nations capital is the national cathedral of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ... Families 13, See classification A primate is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all lemurs, monkeys, apes, and humans. ... Pastor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Anglican Communion uses the compass rose as its symbol, signifying its worldwide reach and decentralized nature. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop heading a diocese of particular importance due to either its size, history, or both, called an archdiocese. ... The Primus, styled The Most Revd the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, is the presiding bishop of the Scottish Episcopal Church. ... The Most Reverend Frank Tracy Griswold III is the Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ...


For a short period the style Presiding Bishop was used by the Anglican Church in New Zealand.

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