Archdeacon

An archdeacon is a senior clergy position in Anglicanism, Chaldean Catholicism, Syrian Malabar Nasrani, and some other Christian denominations, above that of most clergy and below a bishop. In the High Middle Ages it was the most senior diocesan position below a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church. An archdeacon is often responsible for administra...
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Archdeacon

• (n.) In England, an ecclesiastical dignitary, next in rank below a bishop, whom he assists, and by whom he is appointed, though with independent authority.
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archdeacon

noun (Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop
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Archdeacon

Arch`dea'con noun [ Anglo-Saxon arcediacon , archidiacon , Latin archidiaconus , from Greek .... See Arch- , pref ., and Deacon .] In England, an ecclesiastical dignitary, next in rank below a bishop, whom he assists, and by whom he is appointed, thoug...
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Archdeacon

A senior clergyman appointed by the bishop with responsibility for a group of parishes, these could be subdivided into rural deaneries.
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archdeacon

archdeacon 1. The chief deacon; originally the chief of the attendants on a bishop, who, through the scope of his duties in relation to the services of the church and the administration of charity, gradually acquired a rank above the priests and next in importance to the bishop. 2. In the English Church, the archdeacon is appointed by, and gives as...
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Archdeacon

Archdeacon is an ecclesiastical dignitary next in rank below a bishop.
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archdeacon

in the Christian church, originally the chief deacon at the bishop`s church; during the European Middle Ages, a chief official of the diocese; an ... [1 related articles]
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archdeacon

Originally an ordained dignitary of the Christian church charged with the supervision of the deacons attached to a cathedral. Today in the Roman Catholic Church the office is purely titular; in the...
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archdeacon

Originally an ordained dignitary of the Christian church charged with the supervision of the deacons attached to a cathedral. Today in the Roman Catholic Church the office is purely titular; in the Anglican Church an archdeacon, directly subordinate to the bishop, still has many business duties, such as the periodic inspection of churches. The ...
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archdeacon

[n] - (Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop
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