Organization of the Church

and Charlemagne/Carolingian Empire

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Organization of Roman Catholic Church during middle ages.

1. God
2. The Church, the People of God love and serve the Lord
3. Deacons serve God and the People of God
4. Priests serve God, the People of God, and the deacons
5. Bishops serve God, the local Church (the diocese, the People of God, the deacons, and the priests)
6. The Pope serves God and the entire Church (the People of God, the deacons, the priests, and the bishops). This is why the Pope is called the servant of the servants of God.

Head of the Church

Jesus Christ is the head of the church. Under his teachings and directions, General Authorities and local church leaders teach church members through out the world.

General Leadership

The General Authorities consist of the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Presidency of the Seventy, the First and Second Quorums of the Seventy, and the Presiding Bishopric.


The worldwide Church is divided into geographic areas. For example, “Europe,” “Asia North,” “Caribbean,” and “Central America” are names given to specific areas of the Church.


Most areas of the Church are divided into stakes, which usually consist of five to twelve congregations called wards or branches. The term stake was used by the prophet Isaiah.

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A bishop has many duties. In addition to watching over all ward members, he has special responsibility to guide the ward’s young men and young women.

Melchizedek Priesthood

Worthy adult men in the Church receive the Melchizedek Priesthood, which is authority from God to perform sacred ordinances and to lead in the Church.

Relief Society

All women in the ward ages 18 and older, as well as women younger than 18 who are married or are single mothers, belong to the Relief Society organization.

Young Men

Worthy young men are ordained as deacons in the Aaronic Priesthood at the age of 12. They advance to the office of a teacher at age 14 and to the office of priest at age 16.

Young Women

Young women ages 12 to 17 belong to the ward’s Young Women organization.

Sunday School

Sunday School classes are held for approximately one hour each Sunday. Sunday School provides age-specific gospel instruction for ward members ages 12 and older .


Children ages 18 months to 11 years belong to the Primary organization. Its purpose is to help children learn and understand the gospel of Jesus Christ .

Charlemagne/Carolingian Empire

King Charlemagne was known as a statesman with many bright organizational ideas . Under his leadership commerce value increased, and robbers who targeted traveling merchants were greatly punished; farmers were encouraged to grow agriculture and were taught many improvement methods, using the emperor’s land as an example. These methods brought a lot of wealth and power to the empire, extending its boundaries. Charlemagne's empire, at his death included modern France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary, a little of Spain and most of Italy. His capital was at Aix-la-Chapelle.
Carolingian Empire


How was the Roman Catholic church organized during the middle ages ?

How did the organization of catholic church in middle ages, influence its modern day organization?