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SYNOD. An ecclesiastical assembly.

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(1) "Patriarchal and Synodical Encyclical of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of 1902," in Orthodox Visions of Ecumenism, ed.
The cycle of the Moon's phases in which there are two sets each of spring and neap tides, is the synodical month of 29.531 days.
In the first years, my ministry in the provinces of Transvaal and Natal was devoted in fairly equal division to three tasks: evangelism as career missionary, teaching at the seminary and also for in-service training of church workers, and synodical commission work.
Olaf College, and Concordia University (River Forest/Chicago), which represent significantly different synodical roots and theological orientations.
The close verbal dependence on the Paris synodical acta deprives the present text of some of its interest.
As Gustav Gottheil pointedly remarked, "the unity which has until now been represented by the identity of faith and practice, may still be preserved despite the diversity of opinion and the differences of ritual now obtaining." He reminded his colleagues that all previous attempts to establish permanent rabbinical conferences had failed, "perhaps [because] the synodical character given to these assemblies proved fatal to them."(51)
Delving into assembly or synodical debates would have allowed him to trace the tensions over what the covenant idea means when it comes to the problems of irenicism and ecumenism.
Bishop Mark MacDonald notes similarities between synodical and parliamentary government, wondering whether this model is appropriate for church governance (How do we act like a church?, Feb.
Freek Swanepoel, the General Synodical Commission decided to take part in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) "public witnessing opportunity." Rev.
Social concerns may be raised up to the church through synodical resolutions requesting the national church to study a particular social issue.
Sarnia, past provincial board director of the W.I., past president of Hamilton and London Synodical W.M.S., active in Sarnia Presbyterial and was a nurse for years at Camp Kintail.
Program Director for Seminaries, Congregational and Synodical Mission, ELCA