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 Canon Twenty Three

Code of Canon Law
of the
Evangelical Catholic Church


Canon 23:  The House of Bishops

23.1 The 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.

23.3 All 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 this Church.

23.6 Upon 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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