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Title: The medieval Collegiate Church of Gozo
Authors: Fiorini, Stanley
Keywords: Church buildings -- Malta -- Gozo
Malta -- Church history
Collegiate churches -- Malta -- Gozo
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Theology
Citation: Fiorini, S. (2016). The medieval Collegiate Church of Gozo. Melita Theologica, 66(1), 23-45.
Abstract: In the Christian Church, a collegiate church is one where the daily office of worship is maintained by a college of canons, a secular, non-monastic community of clergy organized as a self-governing corporate body. Unlike a cathedral, it is not the seat of a bishop and has no diocesan responsibilities. Collegiate churches were often supported by extensive lands held by the church, or by tithe income from appropriated benefices. In Western Christianity, in the early medieval period, many new church foundations, before the development of the parish system, were staffed by groups of secular priests living a communal collegial life and serving an extensive territory. In the Byzantine Church one encounters similar structures but with certain differences.
ISSN: 10129588
Appears in Collections:MT - Volume 66, Issue 1 - 2016
MT - Volume 66, Issue 1 - 2016
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