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SYNOD. An ecclesiastical assembly.

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The synod committee that excommunicated the outspoken theologian and former Disy MP and MEP, had cited his "heretical views on Orthodox faith and teaching" as the reason he was thrown out of the church.
Bulgariaas Patriarch Neofit and the members of the Holy Synod were prepared to receive Pope Francis for a meeting at the Holy Synod on 5th of May.
In a six-hour session, the young Anglicans were given a crash course in the workings of synod and the rules that govern it, and encouraged to take their place at the table as members on an equal standing with even the most experienced synod veteran.
A number of synod delegates reported that at synods in the past, curial cardinals would go around telling the bishops what topics could not be discussed.
According to the Catholic News Service, twelve members of the ordinary council of the Synod of Bishops, three from each continent with Asia and Oceania counted as one, were elected by the synod father at the end of the recent assembly in Rome, Italy.
The remainder of this article documents the varied ways the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin has lived out the ideas and challenges Dr.
Added Landon Whitsitt, executive for the Synod of Mid-America: "We're talking about reimagining the church and how it engages in mission --to create structures that enable us to be more missional at all levels of the church."
The synod was called to deal with the doctrinal position of the "Remonstrance to the States of Holland" (1610) and the Contra-Remonstrance of the Reformed opposition (1611).
In the present volume, Orobator has assembled reflections of experts on African Christianity on the theme of the Second Synod of Bishops, Special Assembly for Africa, which was held in Rome in October 2009.
"I felt called to youth ministry long before I knew such a thing even existed in our denomination," said Audrey Cameron, currently the camping and youth consultant for the Synod of the Atlantic Provinces.
They refused to do so, putting off a decision on the matter until their own National General Synod in 2007.
Speaking before a packed General Synod meeting, she said Ugandan-born Dr John Sentamu, the current Bishop for Birmingham, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, would be carrying a 'heavy burden' of responsibility over the next few years.