Govern is an element of the fourth of the five primary disciplines of our Basileian way of life – journey, assemble, listen, govern and serve. Also, in parallel fashion, it is an element in the fourth movement of the Liturgy by which worshipers govern from the Table, applying binding and loosing authority in the covenantal way of transferring authority from covenant-breakers to covenant-keepers, especially on behalf of the fatherless, widowed, poor, oppressed, prisoners and sick.

Also see Primary Disciplines, and Transfer of Authority.