The patriarch of Constantinople is enabled to exercise an extensive criminal jurisdiction over Christians (Neale, Hist.
So in Egypt the bishop or " pope " (afterwards patriarch) of Alexandria was the only true metropolitan (Neale, History of the Eastern Church, Gen.
Since the War of Independence, the kingdom of Greece has been ecclesiastically organized after the model of Russia, as one autocephalous " province," separated from its old patriarchate of Constantinople, with an honorary metropolitan and honorary archbishops (Neale, op. cit.
Neale, Medieval Preachers and Preaching (1857); R.
JOHN MASON NEALE (1818-1866), English divine and scholar, was born in London on the 24th of January 1818, and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.
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