Zealandian Church

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Zeelandienska Krykan
Zealandian Church
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Founder High Cardinal Astrid
Founded 2014
Senior Cardinal Astrid of Zealandia
Headquarters Tyrshavn
Territory Zealandia and New South Scotland
Language Swedish, English and Zealandian

Zeelandienska Krykan (English:Zealandian Church) is a Christian church in Zealandia.
Zeelandienska Krykan is notable for being the first church founded within Zealandia.

Organisation and Clergy

The Church is headed by a bishop who is also the its Senior Cardinal and first among equals and bears the title of High Cardinal. Geographically, the Church divided into dioceses, each ruled by a bishop or cardinal. No bishop or cardinal in the Church is considered infallible. None has any authority over or apart from their priests, people or the other bishops. Bishops have the responsibility of maintaining the unity of the Church throughout the country by insuring the truth and unity of the faith and practice of their diocese. The bishops represent their particular dioceses to the other churches or dioceses, and represent the Church to their own particular priests, and people. There is a council of cardinals which are superior to the bishops within the hierarchy of the church.

Lower in the hierarchy of the Church are the priests who are also referred to as vicars. Priests usually administer a church by the authority and with the blessing of their respective bishops or cardinals. The priests bless all of the divine services conducted in their churches and are authorised to celebrate all of the sacraments of the Church, with the exception of ordination, which is reserved to the cardinals.

Dioceses and parishes

The church's current dioceses and parishes are:

Diocese Parishes Bishop Date of establishment
Senior Cardinal
Senior Cardinal of All Zealandia None Astrid av Zeelandien 3 May 2014
Diocese of Tyrshavn and St George
  • St George in the City
Astrid av Zeelandien 3 May 2014
Diocese of Quattro TBA TBA 3 May 2014
Diocese of Palmestad TBA TBA 3 May 2014
Diocese of New South Scotland and Ällaton TBA TBA 3 May 2014

Senior Cardinal

The Senior Cardinal is the specific title given to the bishop who serves as the leader of Zeelandienska Krykan. The Senior Cardinal is the de facto ruler of the ZK but is also primus inter pares, first among equals. Her duties are to oversee the actions of the church and preserve the church's unity, customs and ethics as well as the application of God's Word.
The current Senior Cardinal of All Zealandia is Her Majesty Astrid, Queen of Zealandia, Bishop of Tyrshavn and St George.

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