An ecclesiastic council or meeting to consult on church matters.
An ecclesiastical meeting; see definitions under "council"; word derived from Greek synodos, "a coming together". (Lynch, Joseph H. The Medieval Church: A Brief History, 365) Ecclesiastical council. (Sayles, George O. The King's Parliament of England, 146) Related terms: Synodik
An assembly or council having civil authority; a legislative body.
one of 65 groupings of congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
A gathering for deliberation on particular matters.
Technical term used especially in Christianity to designate formal convocations (meetings) relating to church governance. See Presbyterianism.
In Roman Catholicism: any official church meeting. Among Presbyterian denominations, a religious court between the presbytery and the general assembly.
The third level in the series of church courts which includes several Presbyteries. The Presbytery of Hamilton, along with seven other presbyteries, compose the Synod of Southwestern Ontario. There are approximately 220 congregations in the Synod of Southwestern Ontario.
An assembly of ecclesiastics or other church delegates, convoked pursuant to the law of the church, for the discussion and decision of ecclesiastical affairs. [ 40] A council within the Church. Diocesan councils consisted of the presbyters of a dioscese meeting under the presidency of the bishop. Provincial councils consisted of all the diosces in an ecclesiastical province, with the provincial in the role of the pre sident over the bishops of the province. Plenary councils were councils of several provinces. Patriarchal councils were of the provinces united in one patriarchate. The provinces in a country could form a national council. General councils could be of the East or West, or of the whole Church. Finally, Ecumenical Councils were those whose decisions were accepted by the Church as a whole. [ 41
a council convened to discuss ecclesiastical business
a council of the Christian church
a court within the post-Reformation Church of Scotland, between the General Assembly and more local presbyteries
a gathering of the clergy, with or without the laity
a group or council of churches which oversees the
a joining or partaking of the authority of many Churches met together in peace for redress and deciding of matters which cannot well be otherwise taken up
an assembly of church delegates, including clergy and lay people, who are called together every four years for discussion, decision, and policy-making regarding church matters
an assembly that functions as the governing and teaching body of a Particular Church
a place of meeting for advancing the spiritual interests of the church, for deepening religious life, for providing for the better maintenance of the ministrations of the church to the people
a formal meeting of representatives of various units of the church return to beginning
A Church convention; the legislative body of a particular church (a diocese) or a province. Synods may be called conventions, conferences, convocations, assemblies, or "representative bodies," depending on local law and custom.
the governing body of the Church of England.
periodic gathering of clergy ( bishops, priests and deacons)
A gathering of bishops.
an assembly of church leaders or delegates that discusses and decides upon church affairs
A council of churches or church officials
This term comes from the Greek synodos, "a meeting" or "a coming together." It means an assembly of bishops or a meeting of church people.
A gathering of designated officials and representatives of a church, with legislative and policymaking powers.
A meeting of church authorities. Source
A council or assembly of bishops and other church officials.
The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
A synod (also known as a council) is a council of a church, usually a Christian church, convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application. An ecumenical council is so named because it is a synod of the whole church (or, more accurately, of what those who call it consider to be the whole church.)