What is archbishop?

  • (noun): A bishop of highest rank.


An archbishop (from Greek ἀρχι-, chief, and ἐπίσκοπος, bishop) is a bishop of higher rank, but not of higher sacramental order above that of the three orders of deacon, priest (presbyter), and bishop. Accordingly, a person does not become an archbishop by ordination.

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese Of Liverpool - William Godfrey
... bishop, his highest posting was as Archbishop of Westminster ... with such discretion that in 1953, long after the war, he became Archbishop of Liverpool and in 1956 he was appointed as Archbishop of Westminster ...
Archbishop - Eastern Christianity
... Church of Greek tradition, the title of Archbishop usually indicates some form of leadership of the other bishops of the local church (who may be metropolitans), as in the Church of Greece and the Greek ... In the Russian Orthodox tradition, metropolitans outrank archbishops ... of the Slavic tradition with respect to the archbishop/metropolitan distinction ...
Roman Catholic Archdiocese Of San Antonio - History of Diocese
... With the appointment of Archbishop José Horacio Gómez as the Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles, its cathedral was considered sede vacante until October 14, 2010 ... Benedict XVI appointed Gustavo Garcia-Siller as Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio, in Texas ...
José Horacio Gómez
... a Mexican-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, currently serving as the Archbishop of Los Angeles ... He previously served as Auxiliary Bishop of Denver from 2001–2004 and as Archbishop of San Antonio from 2004–2010 ... In 2004 he was appointed archbishop of San Antonio ...
José Horacio Gómez - Episcopal Succession
... July 13, 2005 Oscar Cantú June 2, 2008 Catholic Church titles Preceded by Patrick Flores Archbishop of San Antonio 2004–2010 Succeeded by Gustavo Garcia-Siller Preceded by None ...

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    The archbishop is away. The church is gray.
    He has left his robes folded in camphor
    And, dressed in black, he walks
    Among fireflies.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)