Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
episcopal. Those churches or ecclesiastical territories governed by a *bishop.
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
House: Bishop’s
House: Bishop’sWith the disintegration of the Roman Empire in late antiquity (esp. in the 5th and 6th c.), bishops increasingly assumed civil authority. As the physical center of an episcopate, a cathedral complex often included one or more structures designated for administrative, ceremonial, and domestic
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Episcopal Lists
EPISCOPAL LISTS. The church from its birth appears to us as a growing phenomenon of aggregation to the initial group through the work of the *apostles (Acts 2:41–47; 5:14; 11:24; 17:4); the number of communities in different cities grows, but all were in communion with each other through their origin