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synod: "A lawful assembly convoked by the bishop, in which he gathers together the priests and clerics of his diocese and all others who are bound to attend it, for the purpose of doing and deliberating concerning what belongs to the pastoral care." The Council of Trent (Sess.
synod whether he be consecrated as yet or not.
Synodal judges are also to be chosen, though they are rarely now employed.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14388a.htm   (1058 words)

  Synod - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A synod (also known as a council) is a council of a church, usually a Christian church, convened to decide an issue of doctrine or administration.
In the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches, synods are composed of bishops.
In Lutheran traditions a synod can be either a local administrative region similar to a diocese, such as the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or denote an entire church body, such as the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Synod   (390 words)

 New Jersey Synod of the ELCA - Home
Adopted at the March 22, 2007 synod council meeting, a portion of the Carl C. Thompson estate was designated for renovations to the synod church house.
Meetings in the Synod Office have been relocated due to construction.  View the  Meeting Schedules list for new locations.
The New Jersey Synod is a geographical grouping of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations.
www.njsynod.org   (236 words)

 General Synod - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The General Synod is the governing body of the Church of England, a church within the Anglican Communion.
The General Synod is unique in that it is the only body to which Parliament had delegated the power to pass Measures, which become part of English law.
General Synod is elected every five years by a system of Proportional representation and officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /general_synod.htm   (315 words)

 :: ELCA :: synodical relations - about us > what is a synod?
Synods plan for the ELCA's mission (which is one dimension of God's larger mission) in their area.
The synods are grouped into nine regions which are points of connection for synods and the churchwide organization.
Geographically, in the Saint Paul Area Synod, most congregations are within a half-hour drive of the synod office; by contrast, the Rocky Mountain Synod includes 20% of the continental U.S. land mass, requiring frequent staff travel by air.
www.elca.org /synods/synod.html   (307 words)

 The Banner - Synod 2005: Synod Pushes for More Ethnic Diversity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Synod 2005 took broad strides to intentionally accelerate ethnic diversity at synod and in the classes of the Christian Reformed Church.
A panel of nonvoting ethnic advisers has been present at the past 10 synods in an attempt to broaden the range of ethnic perspectives at synod and catalyze deeper diversity in the broader church.
Synod addressed this difficulty by mandating churches to specifically invite people of ethnic minorities to participate as elders, deacons, and classis personnel.
www.thebanner.org /news/article.cfm?news_id=95   (498 words)

 Secret proposals go from synod to pope
In secret proposals to the pope, the Synod of Bishops has called for regular dialogue between representatives of bishops’; conferences and the Roman curia, greater respect for the conferences and a special synod to discuss reform of the synod itself.
In the end, the synod called subsidiarity an “ambiguous” idea that may be in conflict with the powers of the pope as outlined by the Second Vatican Council (1962-65).
Given the sharp debate within the synod over how power is allocated and exercised in the church, however, 10 propositions dealing with the relationship between Rome and the local churches aroused the greatest curiosity among synod observers.
natcath.org /NCR_Online/archives/110901/110901f.htm   (1338 words)

 Minneapolis Area Synod, ELCA -- Who We Are
The Minneapolis Area Synod consists of 167 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in and around the “City of Lakes.” The synod (a word which means “meeting together”) includes urban, suburban, and rural communities in the greater metropolitan Minneapolis area.
The Minneapolis Area Synod is governed by an annual assembly that elects a Synod Council and bishop to provide oversight and leadership between synodical assemblies.
The synod seeks to coordinate and channel the expertise, commitment and resources of these institutions to advance the ministry of the Church.
www.mpls-synod.org /whoweare.html   (834 words)

 Understanding the Synod for America
The Synod for America (November 16 - December 12, 1997) is the second of a series of five regional bishops' gatherings which will help the Church worldwide prepare for the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Synod for Asia is expected to meet in the spring of 1998, followed by the Synod for Oceania—Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific—in the fall of 1998.
The special Synod of Bishops for Europe is expected to be held in the spring of 1999.
www.americancatholic.org /Features/Synod/Understanding.asp   (259 words)

 General Synod 1995 of the Canadian Reformed Churches
Synod is requested not to adopt the recommendation to "gratefully acknowledge the commitment of the OPC to be faithful to the Scriptures and to defend the Reformed heritage." The basic ground is that since the divergences have not been resolved this is inconsistent.
All General Synods since 1980 rejected requests to rescind the decision on the ground that the divergences are not of such a nature that the OPC is not a true church.
Regional Synod invalidated its concurring advice by warning that it was uncertain yet whether the admission of the church at Denver would have unacceptable consequences for the churches, as also whether its minister might be guilty of violating his vows in the POD.
spindleworks.com /library/synod95/acts4.htm   (10385 words)

 Grassroots ‘shadow synod’ among alternatives to bishops’ meeting
Progressive Catholic groups are planning news conferences, a shadow synod and even a bit of street theater in order to present their issues in Rome during the four weeks the synod will meet.
This session of the synod, the 20th since the institution was created after the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), is dedicated to the role of the bishop.
The synod’s purpose is to advise the pope on topics of concern.
www.natcath.com /NCR_Online/archives/092801/092801i.htm   (662 words)

 Synod Assembly - Greater Milwaukee Synod - ELCA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Greater Milwaukee Synod passed resolutions Saturday, June 4, indicating that they trust their pastors and congregations to exercise good judgment when it comes to blessing same-sex unions.
The synod assembly will forward its resolutions in the form of a “memorial” — or recommendation for action — to the August ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Orlando, Fla.
The 2005 Greater Milwaukee Synod Assembly brought 475 voting members to the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha from June 2-4 to celebrate worship, partnership and action.
www.milwaukeesynod.org /assembly.htm   (300 words)

 General Synod | Church of England
The General Synod is the national assembly of the Church of England.
It came into being in 1970 under the Synodical Government Measure 1969, replacing an earlier body known as the Church Assembly.
The Synod also decides the form in which ministers and officers of the Church of England are required to assent to the doctrine of the Church of England (the Declaration of Assent).
www.cofe.anglican.org /about/gensynod   (211 words)

 AllRefer.com - Whitby, Synod of (Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: Councils And Treaties) - Encyclopedia
Whitby, Synod of, Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: Councils And Treaties
Its purpose was to choose between the usages of the Celtic and Roman churches, primarily in the matter of reckoning the date of Easter (see calendar; Celtic Church).
Among those involved in the synod were Cædmon, the poet, and St. Hilda, the abbess of Whitby, who favored the Celtic usages.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/W/Whitby-S.html   (285 words)

 Archdiocese of Los Angeles
The task of the Synod was not to develop a comprehensive pastoral plan for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles but to establish pastoral priorities and chart a course of action as together the People of God in this Local Church enter a new century.
In order to implement the results of the Synod and direct the formation of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan, an Implementation Commission is to be established with the assistance and under the direction of competent personnel from the staff of the Archdiocesan Catholic Center.
Through the Synod process, the delegates were conscious of their responsibility to provide for the proper implementation of Synod priorities.
www.archdiocese.la /synod/index.php   (417 words)

 Northern Illinois Synod, ELCA Web Site Requirements   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Information of a specific nature, such as youth materials, evangelism information, stewardship information, et cetera, will also be reviewed by the assistant to the bishop responsible for relating to that specific area of ministry.
es, and locations of events will be forwarded to the synod office – it is not enough for the ministry to post the information.
The synod will not be responsible for the cost or maintenance of off-site Web pages.
www.nisynod.org /synod/WebSiteRequirements.htm   (576 words)

 Catholic World News : Synod on the Eucharist opens at Vatican
The Synod-- which is discussing "The Eucharist, source and summit of the life and mission of the Church"-- will continue its deliberations through October 23.
He urged the Synod fathers to "be aware of the Lord who is knocking at the door," and to approach their deliberations with "a free and open heart."
Conspicuously absent from the first meeting of the Synod were the four Chinese bishops who had been appointed by the Pope to participate in the discussions, but denied permission by the Beijing government to travel to Rome.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=39939   (672 words)

 Saint Paul Area Synod, ELCA-About the Synod   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A synod is the gathering of congregations within a geographic area—a connecting point for working together in mission and ministry.
The Saint Paul Area Synod is one of 65 synods in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
It is the third largest synod in the ELCA, after the Minneapolis Area Synod and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Synod.
www.spas-elca.org /aboutthesynod.htm   (235 words)

 Minneapolis Area Synod, ELCA -- Synod Office
In 1998 she was named Senior Editor for Adult Education in the ELCA’s denominational publishing house, a post she held until joining the synod staff where her primary areas of responsibility include Candidacy and Stewardship, in addition to caring for the leaders of more than 40 congregations.
Prior to that, she served on the staff of the Saint Paul Area Synod.
Sculley was on the staff of the ELCA churchwide organization, first as associate director of the Department for Information Technology and then as associate director of the Department for Synodical Relations.
www.mpls-synod.org /staffbios.html   (998 words)

 The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Special Legal Opinions:
A: Our Synod's Bylaws (specifically, 3.183a) require that the Board of Directors have the powers and duties accorded to it not only by the Synod's official documents (our Constitution, Bylaws and resolutions) but also by its Articles of Incorporation and the laws of the State of Missouri.
What prompted the latest discussion—and the decision, finally, to seek a special legal opinion to clarify matters—was a sudden rash of challenges to the Board's authority, the Synod's deepening financial difficulties (an increasing concern, obviously, of the Board), and the Board's interest in doing its part to advance the mission of the church.
It is worth noting, too, that the Synod's Board of Directors is free to obtain outside legal opinions as a matter of course “for the guidance of the Board and for advice to the officers and agencies of the Synod” (Board of Directors Policy Manual 5.8.1).
www.lcms.org /pages/internal.asp?NavID=3991   (852 words)

 Thanks for coming to Hartford!
With 9,100 registered participants, General Synod 26 – June 22-26, 2007 – was the largest UCC gathering in the denomination's 50-year history.
By all accounts, our time together in Hartford, Conn., was one of extravagant welcome, enthusiastic celebration and spiritual renewal.
DVDs of 31 presentations at General Synod are also available for purchase
www.ucc.org /synod   (128 words)

 Synod of Bishops - Index
Message of the Synod of Bishops to the People of God, at the conclusion of the XI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (October 22, 2005)
Address of the Holy Father John Paul II to the participants in the 8th meeting of the Post-Synodal Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops for the Special Assembly for Asia (November 19, 2004)
Address of the Holy Father John Paul II to the participants in the Meeting of the 10th Ordinary Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops (November 16, 2004)
www.vatican.va /roman_curia/synod/index.htm   (742 words)

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The General Synod has authority in all matters that relate to denominational programs and policies.
General Synod delegates vote on recommendations that various RCA program agencies, commissions, committees, and task forces have sent to the synod.
They also vote on overtures sent to synod by the classes and elect the vice president of synod, who typically is elected president the following year.
www.rca.org /synod/index.php   (344 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 26 | 1987: Synod says 'yes' to women priests
The Church of England's General Synod has voted by a huge majority to clear the way for the ordination of women priests.
The synod is divided into three houses - bishops, clergy and laymen.
The synod voted in favour again in 1992 and the first woman priest was ordained in Bristol on 12 March 1994.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/26/newsid_2516000/2516299.stm   (490 words)

 LCMS Documents
A Report of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations of the Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod, November 1985.
A Reaffirmation of the Synod's Position on Close(d) Communion.
A Statement of the Praesidium of the Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod.
www.iclnet.org /pub/resources/text/wittenberg/wittenberg-msynod.html   (857 words)

 Synod - The Band Home Page
Synod band members (left to right): Craig Rutz, Karen Steltman-McBride, Paul Rogner, Jim Nier, John Strege.
Synod is a 5-piece rock band from Chicago.
Having lived-through or just plain outlived the musical trends of three and a half decades, SYNOD remains as strong as ever.
www.synodband.com   (178 words)

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