The Church is not merely a religious institution in a foreign society, but the society or City of the Kingdom of God. Basileia’s logo represents the vision of the Church as an Ecclesial City. Episcopal authority is necessary for the Church in general or any ecclesial jurisdiction in particular to function as an expression of an Ecclesial City. For it is in this way that we “establish a city to live in” (Ps. 107:36). Thus, for Basileia to fulfill the call to be a global fellowship, alliance and federation of Ecclesial Cities (i.e., of Basileia Communities), episcopal authority was required in the initial founding of Basileia so that in turn each jurisdiction of Basileia may operate with this authority either through Bishop Protectors of Communio Christiana and/or Basileia’s own consecrated Abbots.
Also see Alliance, Basileia Community, Church, Logo, Tithe.