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noun as in council

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The Synod of Bishops, where Sister Becquart serves as Undersecretary, is an international deliberative and advisory body for the Catholic Church created by the Vatican in the 1960s.

Reinke lost his pulpit and was drummed out of the conservative Missouri Synod of the Lutheran denomination.

For such an historic change to the church, a two-thirds majority was required in all three Houses of the General Synod.

But those who followed the last synod on the family in 1980 are far from impressed.

To celebrate together, after 17centuries, the first truly ecumenical synod.

At Paris a numerous synod was assembled, in which it was voted that Gregory ought not here to be obeyed.

The Swedes and Germans were Lutherans, but each nationality was of a different synod and had little agreement or fellowship.

About this time the Council, or rather synod, of Trent closed its sittings, and published its decrees to the whole of Christendom.

In theory each congregation had the power to send a deputy to the Provincial Synod; in fact, only a few ever used the privilege.

He presided over the Pan-Anglican Synod in 1867, and in 1868 succeeded to the archbishopric.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to synod, such as: assembly, body, committee, conclave, convocation, and meeting.

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