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Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology

Bishop | Episkopos

 

* (Greek for "overseer | επίσκοπος"). The duties peculiar to the office of a bishop are to preside over his diocese as the spiritual father, ordain priests and deacons, administer Chrism, consecrate church buildings, participate in ordaining bishops and in making the Chrism (Myron).

* Bishops (vicars) are successors to the apostles, and, from the historical point of view, the episkopate is an extentianoa of the apostolate.

 

* See also: Pastoral Staff, Metropolitan, Episcopacy, Enthronization, Crown | Miter.

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