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Bishop
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(Episkopos)

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(Greek for "overseer"). The duties peculiar to the office of a bishop are to preside over his diocese as the spiritual father, ordain priests and deacons, administer Chrism, consecrate church buildings, participate in ordaining bishops and in making the Chrism (Myron).

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Bishops are successors to the apostles, and, from the historical point of view, the episkopate is an extentianoa of the apostolate.

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