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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.
Caption: The synodical government, although far from perfect, can be improved, writes Executive Archdeacon Alan Perry.
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.
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.
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.
Freek Swanepoel, the General Synodical Commission decided to take part in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's (TRC) "public witnessing opportunity.
That the Anglican church "has always been based on synodical and episcopal leadership and direction," he said, adding that he is "concerned about Congregationalism," and the possibility of an individual church telling its priest whom he or she can or cannot marry.
Social concerns may be raised up to the church through synodical resolutions requesting the national church to study a particular social issue.
Program Director for Seminaries, Congregational and Synodical Mission, ELCA
The Patriarchal and Synodical Encyclical of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in 1920 had encouraged "rapprochement between the various Christian Churches [.
24 to Anastasius of Antioch, Gregory notes that he did not reprimand Cyriacus for his synodical letter, but rather waited until a subsequent letter to reproach the patriarch for his use of the title.
Mainline denominations and the Catholic church have more hierarchical or synodical governance structures, increasing the possibility of social change through direct denominational channels.