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Ecclesiastical Courts

Ecclesiastical Courts are Courts having only spiritual jurisdiction - that is, jurisdiction in ecclesiastical matters and in which the Canon Law is administered. [Canon Law.] They are: - (1) The two principal Courts of Canterbury and York : (2) The Court of Arches; (3) The Diocesan Courts of each Diocese [Arches, Archdeacon]; also several other courts which have either beceune obsolete or are not strictly juelicial tribunals - such as the Court of the Vicar-General and that of the Muster of the Faculties. [Vicar-General, Faculties.] The Privy Council is the supreme Court of Appeal in Ecclesiastical mutters. A large department of what was formerly ecclesiastical business - e.g. the granting of Probate of Wills and Administration - has now been swept away by the establishment of the Court of Probate. [Privy Council, Probate.] In Scotland the analogous institutions are the Kirk Sessions - Presbyteries, Synods, and General Assemblies. Dissenting bodies have both in England and Scotland courts or councils of their own.

“God has no better way to make us value his love, than by withdrawing it awhile. If the sun shone but once a year, how it would be prized!”
–Thomas Watson, A Divine Cordial