The church office of metropolitan-bishop illustrates how church organization paralleled that of the state. Every city had its bishop (q.v.), every province its metropolitan (q.v.) who resided in the capital (metropolis) of the province. Thus, the metropolitan-bishop had a rank below a patriarch (q.v.), but above an ordinary bishop. The metropolitan-bishop presided over the annual provincial synod (q.v.), and had the power to appoint new bishops within the province.

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