A Derived from the Latin term persona and the Greek term prosopon. It is a technical term in Christian theology for the concept that the Trinity consist... more holding the From the Greek word ecclesia, meaning church or congregation and is used to refer to both separate Christian congregations and to the whole body of Ch... more office that exerciseds authority over the Or “lay persons” is a term derived from the Greek word for “the people,” and refers to the rank and file membership of the church in contrast ... more and priests in a geographical area called a “is a geographical area in the Catholic Church that is overseen by a bishop. Dioceses are subdivided into parishes. more” where the bishop’s “see,” or seat, is located, which is referred to as his See bishop. more. Also see episcopate.