Canon 23: The House of Bishops
Church shall accept its responsibility as an organization that must
effectively and efficiently respond to the needs of its members.
23.2 The House
of Bishops shall be responsible for pastorally governing the Church
in all matters regarding Theology, Doctrine, Christology, and
Orthodoxy. In addition, the House of Bishops shall be responsible to
for ensuring that the Church functions within the confines of civil
and federal law.
secular and religious order Bishops, who are on active status and in
good standing in the Church shall be members of the House of Bishops
23.4 The House
of Bishops shall be responsible for the spiritual life of the Church
and of all its members.
23.5 The House
of Bishops shall be responsible for the collective adherence to the
spirit and letter of the properly approved Canons and Policies of
recommendation of those concerned with the welfare of the Church,
who are in good and active standing, the House of Bishops shall
elect one of their peers to serve this Church as Presiding Bishop
for a two year term of service.
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