The Middle Ages
By: Rachel Koury and Olivia Tanner
The Organization of the Church
Background of the Roman Church
-The regular clergy were monks and abbots, who lived in monasteries.
-The secular clergy were the deacons, priests, and bishops who served the secular people around them.
1. Headed the Church in Rome
2. All the clergy, including bishops and priests fell under his authority
3. Bishops supervised priests, the lowest ranking member of the clergy.
The Roman Catholic Church
A chart of the organization
BLUE- World head+Diocese head=Local parish (rome) BLACK- Diocese head+Local parish (2946) PINK- Local parish (219, 583)
A Pope holding a cross necklace
The Order from highest to lowest Power
- Pope: The head of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Cardinals: A leading dignitary of the Roman Catholic Church, nominated by the pope and collectively forming the Sacred College.
- Archbishops: The chief bishop responsible for an *archdiocese.
- Bishops: A senior member of the Christian clergy, typically in charge of a diocese and empowered to confer holy orders.
- Priests: An ordained minister of the Catholic, Orthodox, or Anglican Church having the authority to perform rites and administer sacraments.
*Archdiocese: The district for which an archbishop is responsible.
This is Charlemagne^
A picture of Charlemagne's Empire and all of his land^
Charlemagne: How did Charlemagne's leadership and skills help to improve the empire, and how has he impacted the world?