Norwegian Prosti

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A Prosti is a description of an ecclesiastical geographical jurisdiction in an administrative area. It belongs under a diocese under the jurisdiction of a Prost.

The Norwegian Lutheran Church also called Statskirken is the largest church in Norway. Norway is divided into 11 bispedømmer (dioceses) which are divided into 107 prostier. A Prosti is an ecclesiastical geographical jurisdiction over a number of parishes. It consists of a Prost who has a number of Priests reporting to him, while theProst report to a bishop. TheProsti which include the domkirke (Dome Church) is called a domprosti. There are 11 domprostier in Norway. There are approximately eight or nine prosti within each bispedømme. The Prost or Domprost is the highest ecclesiastical leader in a Prosti. AProst is appointed by “Kongen i Statsråd” (appointed by the King while he (the King) is conducting court with his council).

Statsråd in Norway is a word used in the Scandinavian countries to designate meetings where the country’s government will meet to make official resolutions. It could include every person within the government or a government leader of the different government parties to represent each party.

This term “Statsråd” is used to designate where the government meets each Friday under the direction of the King. “Statsråd” is also used for the combined board of government members, or government leaders within each party with the exception of State- and ministry of foreign affairs. Denmark has a similar system, but Sweden changed its system in 1974 to not include the King to conduct, but rather under the leadership of the government council.

Prostier - Møre og Romsdal
Prostier - Trøndelag
Prostier - Vest-Agder
Prostier - Sogn og Fjordane
Prostier - Hordaland
Prostier - Rogaland
Prostier - Aust-Agder

Wikipedia, “Prostier”. <>. Accessed 12 November 2012.

Wikipedia. “Prosti”. <>. Accessed 12 November 2012.

-Imsen, Steinar og Winge, Harald: Norsk Historisk Leksikon: Kultur og samfund ca. 1500 - ca. 1800, page 334. (Oslo: Cappelen Akademisk Forlag , 2 ed, 2004). Accessed 12 November 2012.