Trying to Explain the Nature of the Anglican Communion to Someone Who Should Know Better
As most of you already know, the primates of the Anglican Communion met last week in Canterbury. Now, it was kind of a —
What’s a primate?
It is the bishop chosen to represent the Anglican Church of a given province or nation.
Aren’t they all Archbishops?
No. Some are. Some, like ours in the Episcopal Church is a Presiding Bishop.
What’s a Presiding Bishop?
A Presiding Bishop is a bishop chosen to preside over General Convention.
So what is an Archbishop, then?
An archbishop is a bishop who has authority over other bishops in a particular area.
So some places have head bishops and some don’t?
Sounds kind of weird.
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