Ecclesiastical divisions -- See Ecclesiastical geography Here are entered works dealing with the geographical expansion of the Christian religion and its creeds, sects, orders, monasteries, shrines, etc., and also with its territorial organization into patriarchates, dioceses, provinces, national churches, etc.
Ecclesiastical fasts and feasts -- See Fasts and feasts Here are entered works on religious fasts and feasts in general and on Christian fasts and feasts. The heading may also be divided by religious body or non-Christian religion, e.g. Fasts and feasts--Catholic Church, [Judaism, etc.] For fasts and feasts of a religious body occurring in a particular place, add a second heading Fasts and feasts--[local subdivision].
Ecclesiastical history -- See Church history Here are entered works on the institutional history of the church. Works on the Christian religion including its origin, beliefs, practices and influence treated collectively are entered under Christianity. --headings beginning with the word Christian; names of denominations, sects, churches, councils, etc.; and subdivision Church history under names of countries, cities, etc.
Ecclesiastical vestments -- See Church vestments Here are entered works on the distinctive dress and insignia worn by clergy and their assistants when performing liturgical and other services of the church. Works on the clothing worn by clergy in daily life and on the street are entered under Clergy--Clothing.
Ecclesiastical year -- See Church year Here are entered works on the Christian festivals with their cycles, as making up the Christian or church year. Works on the origin of festivals and fasts are entered under Fasts and feasts. Works containing computations for finding these days are entered under Church calendar.