A synod is made up of several presbyteries.
The synod will be a test of Francis’s papacy.
Synod members treated this exercise with some disdain.
"The proposal had the overwhelming support of most of the Diocesan Synods, and this raises very serious questions about the representation of General Synod, and calls for a broad review of how General Synod members are elected," said the bishop of Lincoln, Christopher Lowson.
A national synod did not meet again until 1848.
In March 1087 Victor convened a synod at Capua and resumed his papal authority.
The synod then called upon representatives of the Remonstrants to express their beliefs.
Four other church groups of German background subsequently joined the Evangelical Synod.
The synod of 1559 was also the beginning of a remarkable quantitative increase in the Reform movement.
In 1820 several of them met to draw up a constitution for a confederation to be known as the General Synod.
It was approved at a provincial synod in 1640 and standardized by the synod of Jerusalem in 1672.
On October 3rd, Pope Francis delivered a homily at the opening of the Synod of Bishops, a month-long conference on Church matters.
Athanasius the Great of Alexandria at a synod in Tyre in 335 and to reinstate Arius at a synod in Jerusalem in 335.
Holy Synod, Ecclesiastical governing body created by Tsar Peter I in 1721 to head the Russian Orthodox Church, replacing the patriarchate of Moscow.
At the insistence of Leopold, a national synod of Tuscan bishops then met at Florence (April 23, 1787); they, however, rejected the decrees of Pistoia.
Although the synod was provoked by a local controversy, it was attended by representatives of Reformed churches elsewhere and assumed universal importance.
In the Lutheran church in the United States, synod is used as part of the name of a national organizational body, such as Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
Cooperative efforts were limited, however, by the slavery question and the American Civil War, which caused the Southern synods to leave the General Synod and establish their own General Synod in 1863.
Though it originally was intended that the synod would bring agreement on the doctrine of predestination among all the Reformed churches, in practice this Dutch synod was mainly concerned with problems facing the Reformed Church of the Netherlands.
In 1967, however, the conference dissolved when the Missouri Synod joined with the American Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Church in America, and the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches (which in 1971 became part of the Missouri Synod) to form the Lutheran Council in the United States of America (LCUSA), a cooperative agency; the Missouri Synod, however, subsequently withdrew.
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