stake of Zion

A territorial subdivision of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints consisting of several wards and, possibly, branches.

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  • stake of Zion — Stake Stake (st[=a]k), n. [AS. staca, from the root of E. stick; akin to OFries. & LG. stake, D. staak, Sw. stake, Dan. stage. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Estacade}, {Stockade}.] 1. A piece of wood, usually long and slender, pointed at one end… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stake of zion — Usage: usually capitalized Z Etymology: from Zion, height in the northeastern part of Jerusalem, Palestine that was once the site of Solomon s Temple and the seat of government of the kingdom of Judah : stake 8 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stake — (st[=a]k), n. [AS. staca, from the root of E. stick; akin to OFries. & LG. stake, D. staak, Sw. stake, Dan. stage. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Estacade}, {Stockade}.] 1. A piece of wood, usually long and slender, pointed at one end so as to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zion (Latter Day Saints) — For other uses, see Zion (disambiguation). Within the Latter Day Saint movement, Zion is often used to connote a utopian association of the righteous. This association would practice a form of communitarian economics called the United Order meant …   Wikipedia

  • Stake (Latter Day Saints) — A stake is an administrative unit composed of multiple congregations in denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement. A stake is approximately comparable to a diocese in the Catholic Church and other Christian denominations. The name stake… …   Wikipedia

  • At stake — Stake Stake (st[=a]k), n. [AS. staca, from the root of E. stick; akin to OFries. & LG. stake, D. staak, Sw. stake, Dan. stage. See {Stick}, v. t., and cf. {Estacade}, {Stockade}.] 1. A piece of wood, usually long and slender, pointed at one end… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PO'ALEI ZION — PO ALEI ZION, movement that tried to base itself upon the Jewish proletariat whose ideology consisted of a combination of Zionism and socialism. Attempts to combine Jewish nationalism and Zionism with socialism were made by zhitlovsky and syrkin… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Presiding high council — In Mormonism, the Presiding High Council (also called the High Council in Zion or the High Council of Zion) is a standing high council which presides over the other standing high councils in each stake of Zion.Types of High CouncilsIn the… …   Wikipedia

  • Chronology of Mormonism — This article is part of a series on Joseph Smith …   Wikipedia

  • 19th century (Mormonism) — NOTOC 1820s1820*Spring: Joseph Smith, Jr. sees Jesus Christ and God the Father near his home in upstate New York (also known as the First Vision). *August: Joseph Smith, Sr. contracts to buy land in Farmington.1821*Fall: The log cabin on the… …   Wikipedia

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