Chorepiscopi

Refers to ministers in Eastern churches intermediate in rank between priests and bishops. In the early church such clergy were the bishops of a country district, subject to the authority of a diocesan bishop. Chorepiscopi were only allowed to the minor orders. The office of chorepiscopus was abolished at the Council of Laodicea (between 343 and 381) but such ministers still existed until the 8th century.

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Refers to ministers in Eastern churches intermediate in rank between priests and bishops. In the early church such clergy were the bishops of a country district, subject to the authority of a diocesan bishop. Chorepiscopi were only allowed to the minor orders. The office of chorepiscopus was abolished at the Council of Laodicea (between 343 and 381) but such ministers still existed until the 8th century. Today it is used as an honorary title.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300264470. The J. Paul Getty Trust.