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By John D. Zizioulas

Eucharist, Bishop, Church goals to outline the connection connecting the cohesion of the Church with the Eucharist and the Bishop because it was once understood within the cognizance of the early Church. Written because the author's doctoral dissertation in 1965 for the college of Athens, the problems raised during this paintings are as proper at the present time as whilst Zizioulas first offered them. Zizioulas provides an episcopocentric constitution of the Church as normative, constituted within the crucial function of the bishop as president of the Divine Liturgy and the eucharistic group. This statement, nonetheless novel whilst Zizioulas first defined it, is commonly authorised and types the center thought of "eucharistic ecclesiology." however, Eucharist, Bishop, Church maintains to problem many modern notions in regards to the courting of bishop and presbyter, parish and diocese, and native and common church.

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2:6-11 , w here we m ost likely h ave a hym n used in the worship of the primitive Church (ct. above, p. 56). L Karavidopoulos, The Christological Hymn in Phi/' 2:6-11 (in G reek), 1963. OJ Eph. 4:5. 94 Rev. 1:5. 95 Heb . 8:2. % Heb. 5:6; 8:4; 10:21; 2:17. '" ljeb. 3:l. 98 Rom. 15:8; Lk 22:77; ct. PhiL 2:7; M t 12:18; Acts 3:13, 4:27. 99 1 Pet. 2:25; 5:4; Heb. 13:20. 100 Mt 23:8; Jn 13:13. 101 CoL 1 :18. 102 See above, p . , on the relation of the O ne to th e "Ma ny" united in Him. 103 Ct. ,ecially evident in the Apocalyp se and in H ebrews, and also in Ignatius on w hom see be low.

137 Appearing there in parallel are the "deacons,"'38 an institution not unrelated to the common tables, with which the Eucharist too was connected at that time. 139 Thus, the Church of Jerusalem was headed by the triad: James - the presbyters - those who serve (diakonounies), I40 which probably replaced the scheme: the Twelve (or the Apostles) - the presbyters those who serve. This may have formed the model also for the organization of the other Churches which received Christianity from the mother Church of Jerusalem 1 41 As we can know, today, thanks to the research of Professor G.

5:6; 8:4; 10:21; 2:17. '" ljeb. 3:l. 98 Rom. 15:8; Lk 22:77; ct. PhiL 2:7; M t 12:18; Acts 3:13, 4:27. 99 1 Pet. 2:25; 5:4; Heb. 13:20. 100 Mt 23:8; Jn 13:13. 101 CoL 1 :18. 102 See above, p . , on the relation of the O ne to th e "Ma ny" united in Him. 103 Ct. ,ecially evident in the Apocalyp se and in H ebrews, and also in Ignatius on w hom see be low. 10; G. Konidaris, On the Supposed Difference, p. 34 I. 1116 Cf. EM. Braun, Neues Licht auf die Kirche, p. 179. g. 0. Beicke, Glaube und Leben der Urgemeinde, 1957, p.

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