|Section 1||Definition The Diocese is the basic Church body which unites parishes and institutions, usually in a defined geographical area, under the authority of a Diocesan Bishop. He governs with the assistance of a Diocesan Assembly and a Diocesan Council. For purposes of this Statute, the Diocesan Bishop, the Diocesan Council and the Diocesan Assembly, each acting in its proper capacity, shall constitute the Diocesan Authority.|
|Section 2||Establishment of and Modification to a Diocese
Each Diocese shall have Bylaws adopted by and subject to amendment by the Diocesan Authority.
The Bylaws, among other provisions, shall provide for:
The Diocese may be divided into Deaneries, each headed by a District Dean, who is selected according to the provisions of Article XI, Section 2, unless otherwise provided for in the Diocesan Bylaws. The number, names, and delineation of the Deaneries shall be determined by the Diocesan Authority.