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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(Mother Church), a name given in ancient times to the cathedral church, to which all the clergy of a city or diocese belonged.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ecclesia Matrix'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/e/ecclesia-matrix.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
the Third Week after Epiphany