Saturday, 15 July 2006

Bishop Flower

Bishop Flower

This flower was shot outside one of Melbourne's Bishop house in Orman. As I am a flower illiterate, I shall call this Bishop Flower. Chandra and I was invited for a cup of tea.

A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority.

The most important of these prince bishops was the Pope, who ruled as monarch of the Papal States by virtue of his title as Bishop of Rome. His claim to this fief rested on the forged Donation of Constantine, but in fact his authority over this kingdom in central Italy grew slowly after the collapse of Roman and Byzantine authority in the area. The Papal States were abolished when King Victor Emmanuel II took possession of Rome in 1870 and completed the reunification of Italy. This became a perennial source of tension between the Papacy and the government of Italy. In 1929, Pope Pius XI made a deal with the Fascist government of Benito Mussolini and became the independent sovereign of the Vatican, while giving up any rights to the rest of the former Papal States. He was recognised as an independent monarch by the Lateran Treaties, an authority the current Pope continues to hold. The only other bishop who is a head of state is the Bishop of Urgell, a Co-Prince of Andorra.

Three senior bishops served as Electors in the Holy Roman Empire. By the terms of the Golden Bull of 1356, the Archbishops of Mainz, Trier, and Cologne were made permanent electors, who chose the next Holy Roman Emperor upon the death of his predecessor. The Archbishop of Mainz was President of the Electors and Archchancellor of Germany. Likewise, the Archbishop of Cologne was Archchancellor of Italy, and the Archbishop of Trier was Archchancellor of Burgundy. A number of other bishops within the Holy Roman Empire, although not being Electors, were sovereign prince-bishops in their own lands.


Camellia (originally from China & related to the Camellia sinensis which is the
tea plant)
(courtesy of Tamar Lewit)
Lecturer in Charge, History of Ideas in Trinity College


Anonymous said...

i reallyyy lovve the flowerr..the colour superrrr u noe, i like pink..hehe...really nice pic

De Foto said...

haha. thank you mimi. again, i do not know what's the name of the flower. well, you like it, tt's good.