19 June 2009

Weekend Kneeler Jeopardy



Category: Terminology

Catholic ecclesial jurisdictions, in most cases a specific geographic area, take their name from this leader.

St. Alex says, please place your answer in the form of a question in the combox, and say a few Our Fathers for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart while you wait for the answer to be revealed. Demerits for using Google. Educated guesses are welcome and encouraged.

5 comments:

RJW said...

Who is "Diocletion"? WILD guess.

Anonymous said...

Who is Dioclesus?

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Sorry Sportsfans. From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary entry for dicese:"Middle English diocise, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin diocesis, alteration of dioecesis, from Latin, administrative division, from Greek dioikēsis administration, administrative division, from dioikein to keep house, govern, from dia- + oikein to dwell, manage, from oikos house" (I thought iw ould come from Diocletian, a Roman emperor who persecuted Christians...

swissmiss said...

Hmmm. From what I remember, don't have anything that talks about this in front of me, the Roman emperor Diocletian split this realm up into various "diocese" named after his humble self. Christian diocese adopted this name for their ecclesial jurisdictions. Ironic because, like AA says, Diocletian persecuted Christians and was the one who brought about the martyrdom of St. Philomena, our family's patron.

Ray from MN said...

Do I have to get up at four in the morning to have the possibility of winning here?