Definition of Autocephalous. Meaning of Autocephalous. Synonyms of Autocephalous

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Definition of Autocephalous

Autocephalous
Autocephalous Au`to*ceph"a*lous, a. [Gr. ? independent; ? self + ? head.] (Eccl. Hist.) Having its own head; independent of episcopal or patriarchal jurisdiction, as certain Greek churches.

Meaning of Autocephalous from wikipedia

- In the first centuries of the history of the Christian church, the autocephalous status of a local church was promulgated by canons of the e****enical...
- Orthodox Church is a communion comprising the fourteen or sixteen separate autocephalous hierarchical churches that recognize each other as "canonical" Orthodox...
- The Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church (Polish: Polski Autokefaliczny Kościół Prawosławny; Russian: Польская православная церковь), commonly known as...
- approximately 220 million baptised members. It operates as a communion of autocephalous churches, each governed by its bishops in local synods. Roughly half...
- (Bulgarian: Българска патриаршия, romanized: Balgarska patriarshiya), is an autocephalous Orthodox jurisdiction. It is the oldest Slavic Orthodox church, with...
- Српска православна црква / Srpska pravoslavna crkva) is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox Christian churches. It is the second-oldest Slavic...
- The Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania (Albanian: Kisha Ortodokse Autoqefale e Shqipërisë), also known as the Orthodox Church of Albania or the...
- The Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (Belarusian: Беларуская аўтакефальная праваслаўная царква, Bielaruskaja aŭtakiefaĺnaja pravaslaŭnaja carkva...
- Christian church based in North America. The OCA is partly recognized as autocephalous and consists of more than 700 parishes, missions, communities, monasteries...
- and parts of the Middle East and India. An Eastern Christian body of autocephalous churches, its bishops are equal by virtue of episcopal ordination, and...
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