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Self-governing or autonomous: independent of episcopal jurisdiction
Self-governing, autonomous; independent of episcopal jurisdiction
Having its own head; independent of episcopal or patriarchal jurisdiction, as certain Greek churches
Main Entry: au·to·ceph·a·lousPronunciation: "o-tO-'se-f(&-)l&sFunction: adjectiveEtymology: Late Greek autokephalos, from Greek aut- + kephalE head -- more at CEPHALICDate: 1863: being independent of external and especially patriarchal authority -- used especially of Eastern national churches- au·to·ceph·a·ly /-f&-lE/ noun Merriam Webster Dictionary Importance: Eastern Churches do not recognize the Pope Rather, since the fall of Byzantium, while the Orthodox churches share doctrinal beliefs and traditionally honor the Greek church, they each have their own leaders and liturgy, and are closer culturally to their own lands than is the Roman Catholic Pope
Literally, "self headed " This refers to a national or regional church with no superior in another church Usually a church, diocese, or monastery of the Eastern Orthodox Church, but the Western diocese of Ravenna considered itself autocephalous while it was the Imperial See
(Gr "appointing its own leader") The status of an Orthodox church which is self-governed and also has the authority to elect or appoint its own leader or head (cephale)
{s} type of Church that has its own chief bishop, independent of episcopal or patriarchal jurisdiction (Religion)
autocephaly
The state wherein a church's leaders have severed ties from a larger body and thus no longer report to a higher authority
autocephaly
The state wherein a churchs leaders have severed ties from a larger body and thus no longer report to a higher authority
autocephalous

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    () From Ancient Greek αὐτοκέφαλος, from αὐτο- (“auto-”) + κεφαλή (“head”).

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