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Definition of Synods

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Synod Syn"od (s[i^]n"[u^]d), n. [L. synodus, Gr. sy`nodos a meeting; sy`n with + "odo`s a way; cf. AS. sino[eth], seno[eth], F. synode, both from the Latin.] 1. (Eccl. Hist.) An ecclesiastic council or meeting to consult on church matters. Note: Synods are of four kinds: 1. General, or ecumenical, which are composed of bishops from different nations; -- commonly called general council. 2. National, composed of bishops of one nation only. 3. Provincial, in which the bishops of only one province meet; -- called also convocations. 4. Diocesan, a synod in which the bishop of the diocese or his representative presides. Among Presbyterians, a synod is composed of several adjoining presbyteries. The members are the ministers and a ruling elder from each parish. 2. An assembly or council having civil authority; a legislative body. It hath in solemn synods been decreed, Both by the Syracusians and ourselves, To admit no traffic to our adverse towns. --Shak. Parent of gods and men, propitious Jove! And you, bright synod of the powers above. --Dryden. 3. (Astron.) A conjunction of two or more of the heavenly bodies. [R.] --Milton.

Meaning of Synods from wikipedia

- Communion, synods are elected by clergy and laity. In most Anglican churches, there is a geographical hierarchy of synods, with General Synod at the top;...
- to urge clerical reform. Other synods were held in 1223, 1231, 1278, 1313, 1321, 1335, 1342, 1445, and 1581. The synod held by Archbishop Jacques-Nicolas...
- establishing state synods. These state synods were to organize into two or three larger synods, one for the east (corresponding to the Ohio Synod), one for the...
- lists the names of the 16 synods and 171 presbyteries in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). There are 16 synods in PC(USA). A synod is a regional governing...
- confirmed by a synod of Rome in the autumn of the same year. Other Carthaginian synods concerning the lapsi were held in 252 and 254. Two synods, in 255 and...
- English-speaking Lutherans to other synods, particularly the Tennessee and Ohio Synods. In 1872, members of the Tennessee Synod invited representatives from...
- The Synod of Rome may refer to a number of synods or councils of the Roman Catholic Church, held in Rome. Some of these synods include: Synod of Rome...
- A synod ****embly is an event in which nominated representatives of congregations in one of the regional synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America...
- The Synods of Pińczów were a series of 22 Calvinist synods held in the town of Pińczów from 1550-1563. At the time of the Reformation Pińczów belonged...
- summoned synods of their clergy, metropolitans and patriarchs summoned their suffragans, and then since 325 there was a succession of those greatest synods, representing...
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