American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A diocese of an Eastern Orthodox Church.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient Greece, a province, prefecture, or territory under the jurisdiction of an eparch or governor; in modern Greece, a subdivision of a nomarchy or province, itself divided into demes, corresponding to the arrondissements and communes of France.
- n. In the early church and in the Gr. Ch., an ecclesiastical division answering to the civil province. An eparchy was a subdivision of a diocese in the ancient sense, that is, a patriarchate or exarchate, and in its turn contained dioceses in the modern sense (paræciæ). In the Russian Church all dioceses are called
- n. one of the districts of the Roman Empire at the third echelon
- n. one of the administrative sub-provincial units of post-Ottoman independent Greece
- n. in pre-schism Christian Church, name for a province under the supervision of the metropolitan
- n. in Eastern Christendom, diocese of a bishop
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A province, prefecture, or territory, under the jurisdiction of an eparch or governor; esp., in modern Greece, one of the larger subdivisions of a monarchy or province of the kingdom; in Russia, a diocese or archdiocese.
- n. a diocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church
- n. a province in ancient Greece
- From Ancient Greek ἐπαρχία (eparkhía). (Wiktionary)
- Greek eparkhiā, provincial government, from eparkhein, to rule over : ep-, epi-, epi- + arkhein, to rule. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“• On average, diocesan ordinands lived in the diocese or eparchy for which they will be ordained for 17 years before entering the seminary.”
“Along with his religious and pastoral duties, he managed to increase the prestige of the Orthodox Church in the United States, working within the framework of its distinguished mission as an eparchy of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.”
“«833 The phrase "particular Church," which is first of all the diocese or eparchy, refers to a community of the Christian faithful in communion of faith and sacraments with their bishop ordained in apostolic succession.”
“The Byzantine eparchy of Van Nuys had a fight on its hands to get permission to build its church in Anaheim with just these sort of objections being made.”
“N. of Tenos; it forms an eparchy in the modern kingdom of Greece.”
“The voter, his citizenship or right to vote in the eparchy being verified, receives one ball or leaden bullet for each candidate from a wooden bowl, which a clerk carries from box to box.”
“Siberian eparchy was established for the religious and moral needs of the settlers and for missionary work among the natives.”
“From the end of that century the summons to attend these increasingly important synods was usually issued by the bishop of the capital of the state province (eparchy), who also presided over the assembly, especially in the East.”
“Today it is a small village, Akkhinos (Achinos), of 500 inhabitants, in the demos of Phalara and the eparchy of Phthiotis.”
“That is to say that in each such civil eparchy there shall be a metropolitan bishop who shall have authority over the others.”
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