The Presiding Bishop is an ecclesiastical position in some denominations of Christianity. Ecclesiology (from Greek grc ἐκκλησίᾱ ekklēsiā, "congregation church" and grc -λογία -logia) is the study of the Church (disambiguation A religious denomination is a subgroup within a Religion that operates under a common name tradition and identity Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings
For a short period the style Presiding Bishop was used by the Anglican Church in New Zealand. Anglicanism is a tradition of Christian faith Churches in this tradition either have historical connections to the Church of England or have similar beliefs
The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America is the presiding authority in the church. The Episcopal Church is the official name of the Province of the Anglican Communion in the United States. The Episcopal Church is the official name of the Province of the Anglican Communion in the United States. Elected to serve a single nine-year term at the church's General Convention, he or she acts as Primate of the national Church and its nine ecclesiastical provinces, and as president of the House of Bishops. The General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America is its primary governing and legislative body Primate (from the Latin Primus, "first" is a title or rank bestowed on some Bishops in certain Christian churches An ecclesiastical province is a large jurisdiction of religious government so named by analogy with a secular Province, existing in certain hierarchical Christian The House of Bishops is the third House in a General Synod of some Anglican churches and the second house in the General Convention of the Episcopal The Presiding Bishop is charged with responsibility for leadership in initiating, developing, and articulating policy and strategy, overseeing the administration of the national church staff, and speaking for the Church on issues of concern and interest.
In other churches in the Anglican Communion, an Archbishop or Primus fills a similar role. See also Anglicanism The Anglican Communion is an international association of national Anglican churches In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated Bishop. In the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion and others this means that they lead The Primus, styled The Most Revd the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, is the presiding Bishop of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Unlike an Archbishop, the Presiding Bishop does not have responsibility for a diocese or province. In many rites of the Roman Catholic Church and in Anglican churches, a diocese is an administrative territorial unit administered by a Bishop. However, before a 1925 change in canon law, the Presiding Bishop was simply the senior diocesan bishop. A bishop is an ordained or consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight In modern times, an elected Presiding Bishop resigns any other jurisdictions for which he or she might have pastoral responsibility.
The correct style for the Presiding Bishop is "The Most Reverend".
Presently, Katharine Jefferts Schori holds the position, having been elected in June 2006. Katharine Jefferts Schori (born March 26, 1954 in Pensacola Florida) is the Presiding Bishop of Episcopal Church in the United States She was invested and seated as Presiding Bishop in a service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on November 4, 2006. Washington National Cathedral, whose official name is the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is a Cathedral of The Episcopal Church. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Jefferts Schori is the first woman to hold the position.
Stephen Elliott, first bishop of Georgia was the first and only Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States of America. This is a list of the Presiding Bishops of the Episcopal Church USA. The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 Stephen Elliott (born August 31, 1806 in Beaufort South Carolina, died December 21, 1866 in Savannah Georgia) was the The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861
Leonard W. Riches is the current Presiding Bishop. The Reformed Episcopal Church is an Anglican Church in the United States and Canada. Leonard Wayne Riches is the current Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church and Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Northeast This church continues Apostolic Succession through George D. Cummins who left the Episcopal Church, USA in the 19th century. George David Cummins (1822-76 was an American Bishop. He was born in Delaware, graduated from Dickinson College in 1841 and entered the The Episcopal Church is the official name of the Province of the Anglican Communion in the United States.
The Presiding Bishop is an office in the church hierarchy of several denominations of the Latter Day Saint or Mormonism movement. Bishop is the highest priesthood office of the Aaronic priesthood in the Latter Day Saint movement. Please see the talk page for this article and the "See also" list before adding content or adding a hyphen to Latter Day Saint Mormonism is a term used to describe the religious, ideological and cultural elements of certain branches of the Latter Day Saint movement Each Presiding Bishop has two counselors; the three together form the Presiding Bishopric. A man recognized as a "literal descendent of Aaron" (or Kohanim) can, under the direction of the First Presidency, hold the office of Presiding Bishop alone, without counselors. A kohen (or cohen, Hebrew כּהן "priest" pl כּהנִים kohanim or cohanim) has a separate status in Judaism. In the Latter Day Saint movement, the First Presidency (or the Quorum of the Presidency of the Church) was the highest governing body in the Latter Day Saint church To date, no man in any Latter Day Saint tradition has held the office of Presiding Bishop under these conditions.
The office shares its origin with that of bishop. Bishop is the highest priesthood office of the Aaronic priesthood in the Latter Day Saint movement. Edward Partridge was the first man ordained to the office of bishop in the early Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on February 4, 1831. Edward Partridge ( August 27, 1793 — May 27, 1840) was an early member of the Latter Day Saint movement, the first person to hold the See also Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (disambiguation The Church of Christ, later called Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was the Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons Year 1831 ( MDCCCXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a This office became known as the First Bishop and later the "Presiding Bishop" when subordinate bishops were called in the Nauvoo period (1839–1844). There is also a Nauvoo Alabama, and a Nauvoo Pennsylvania Nauvoo ( is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois Year 1839 ( MDCCCXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Year 1844 ( MDCCCXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year
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 violent death of the movement's founder Joseph Smith Jr
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the largest denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement, the Presiding Bishop is the highest leadership position within the church's Aaronic priesthood. Presiding BishopBishop (Latter Day Saints The Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church is a priesthood calling The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and the largest and most well-known Please see the talk page for this article and the "See also" list before adding content or adding a hyphen to Latter Day Saint The Aaronic priesthood (also called the Levitical priesthood) is the lesser of the two (or sometimes three orders of priesthood recognized in Mormonism The three members of the Presiding Bishopric act as "general authorities" of the church, oversee the temporal affairs (buildings, properties, commercial corporations, etc. List of general authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church a general authority is a member ) of the church and oversee the bishoprics of wards (congregations) throughout the world. 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)
Along with the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Presiding Bishopric is a part of the Council on the Disposition of the Tithes, a quorum which oversees and authorizes the expenditure of all tithing funds. First Presidency The First Presidency (also called the Quorum of the Presidency of the Church or simply the Presidency) is the presiding or governing authority Quorum of the TwelveIn The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (also known as the Quorum of the Twelve, the The Council on the Disposition of the Tithes (also known as the Council on the Disposition of Tithing) is a leadership body in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints In the Latter Day Saint movement, a quorum is a group of people ordained or endowed with priesthood authority and organized to act together as a body A tithe (from Old English teogoþa "tenth" is a one-tenth part of something paid as a (usually voluntary contribution or as a Tax or levy The Presiding Bishopric is also responsible for overseeing the Aaronic priesthood of the church, although most of the work in this area is delegated to the general presidency of the Young Men Organization. The Aaronic priesthood (also called the Levitical priesthood) is the lesser of the two (or sometimes three orders of priesthood recognized in Mormonism The Young Men (often referred to incorrectly as Young Men's) is a youth organization and an official auxiliary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The current Presiding Bishop of the church is H. David Burton. Harold David Burton (born 25 April 1938) has been the thirteenth Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church His First Counselor is Richard C. Edgley and his Second Counselor is Keith B. McMullin. Richard Crockett Edgley (born 6 February 1936) has been the first couselor in the presiding bishopric Keith Brigham McMullin (born 18 August 1941) has been the second couselor in the presiding bishopric of The Church
The Presiding Bishopric of the Community of Christ, the second largest denomination, are the chief financial officers and trustees of the church. As such, they are trustees in trust for all church property, including local congregational facilities. 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 financial officers of congregations and mission centers. 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. They direct the stewardship education efforts of the church and lead financial development efforts with major donors. The Presiding Bishopric is a part of the World Church Leadership Council, along with the First Presidency and Council of Twelve Apostles. They also serve as members of the World Church Finance Board, which proposes budgets to the World Conference for approval.
The current Presiding Bishop of the church is Steven M. Jones and the Counselors are R. Paul Davis and David J. Brown.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America uses the term "presiding bishop" for its leader. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ( ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago Illinois. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada uses the term "national bishop. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC (Eglise Evangelique Lutherienne au Canada is Canada 's largest Lutheran denomination with 182077 baptized members " Most other Lutheran churches in North America call their leaders "president. AALC - American Association of Lutheran Churches ACLC - Association of Confessional Lutheran Churches "
The Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ is currently Bishop Charles E. Blake. The Church of God in Christ Incorporated is a Christian church in the Pentecostal tradition Bishop Charles Edward Blake Sr serves as the Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of the Church of God in Christ, a 6 million-member Holiness-Pentecostal denomination He was preceded in this position by Bishop G. E. Patterson.