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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Originally an overseer of souls, eventually an overseer of churches, especially of a district, and conceived of by High-Churchmen as representing the apostles and deriving his powers by transmission from them.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Bishop'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/bishop.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
the Week of Proper 12 / Ordinary 17