from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The office or see of a metropolitan bishop.
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- noun The see of a metropolitan bishop.
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- noun The
seeof a metropolitan bishop.
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According to the convention between the Holy See and the Government, the diocesan bishops should have 22 auxiliaries: 3 for the metropolitanate of Mohileff; 3 for the Diocese of Kovno; 3 for Lutzk, Zhitomir, and Kamenetz; 3 for Vilna; 2 for Tiraspol; 2 for
The Orthodox of the metropolitanate, after the Union of Brest, fanatically opposed the progress of the Unionists.
Constantinople's patronage of the metropolitanate of Kiev for example for the first 500 years of its existence was based on the fact that Grand Duke Vladimir specifically requested baptism for his people by Byzantine bishops and clergy.