Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Bishop - In the early church, he was a chief priest
at a church. Later, the role became that of a priest with
administrative duties over a group of churches within a geographical
area called a diocese.
A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who,
in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority.
A bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
is a church officer that presides over a ward. He is considered
"the father of the ward" and is usually the leader most intimately
involved with patrons. The LDS Church operates on a Lay-Ministry
where all offices or "callings" are filled by unpaid memebers
of the congregation. (wikipedia)
A clergyman having spiritual and administrative authority;
appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers;
considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve
apostles of Christ.
The Biblical term for the one who exercises pastoral care
and authority over a large number of Christians.