„Maria Himmelfahrt“ Sayn

The patronage pastor of the Sayn parish

In accordance with a state contract between the duchy of Nassau and the Prussian state as declared in 1815 Prussia took over - in addition to the patronage of the abbey buildings –the endowment of the Sayn parish. As a result the right of presentation and that of involvement ensued for Prussia and thereafter for Rhineland Palatinate as the legal successor as regards the appointment of the pastor.  
Sayn is the only parish in the diocese of Trier for which the county government has a say in the appointment of the parish position and can put in a veto if there are serious reasons.  

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