of the Superintendent (lat. superintendens - wörtl. “Custodians”, leaning translation of griech. episkopos) the leading of clergyman of a parish district is and/or in some Evangelist regional churches. a Superintendentur, thus a union of several church municipalities. The name for comparable offices in other regional churches circle ministers, circle upper ministers usually read, Dekan or Propst.
The superordinate office for line is marked with Generalsuperintendent , Landessuperintendent , Präses , bishop or national bishop. In some regional churches exists one regional level, whose leading clergyman is called Prälat , Propst or regional bishops. Particularly the Evangelist regional church of Prussia (after 1945 Berlin Brandenburg)the office of the Generalsuperintendenten knows.
To the tasks of the Superintendenten the classically bischöflichen tasks of surgery and inspection belong (if them are not reserved (land) the bishop); in addition come supervision of service over head and woman employees and coworker in addition to the regular duties of the parish districts - also over minister inside andMinister, minister inside and ministers - and representation of the parish district in the public. Besides they should be Seelsorger of the Seelsorger.
In the Roman-catholic church the office united no direct correspondence, there it competencies of Dechant , Regionaldekan and bishop. Becomes actual in Germany of the Superintendentusually as counterpart to the Dechanten or Regionaldekan seen, since they are responsible for a part of the diocese, which corresponds to a parish district from its size. In Austria the office becomes due to the large agreement of the borders of the parish district with the borders of the Roman-catholic Diözesen alsothe function of a Diözesanbischof compared.
regional churches with Superintendentinnen and Superintendenten:
- Evangelist church Berlin Brandenburg schlesische Oberlausitz
- Evangelist church in the Rhine country
- Evangelist church of Westphalia
- Lippi regional church
- Evangelical-Lutheran regional church foam castle lip
- Evangelical-Lutheran regional church of Hanover
Lutheri free churches with a Superintendenten