synod of bishops

   This term refers to an international assembly of bishops from around the world who are convoked by thePope to discuss matters of concern to the universal Church.

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  • 1971 Synod of Bishops — The 1971 Synod of Bishops was the second general assembly in the history of the Synod of Bishops. Its agenda consisted of two subjects: Ministerial Priesthood and Justice in the World. ReferencesExternal links* http://www.osjspm.org/majordoc… …   Wikipedia

  • Synod — A synod historically is a council of a church, usually convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application. In modern usage, the word often refers to the governing body of a particular church, whether its members are meeting or …   Wikipedia

  • synod — synodal, adj. /sin euhd/, n. 1. an assembly of ecclesiastics or other church delegates, convoked pursuant to the law of the church, for the discussion and decision of ecclesiastical affairs; ecclesiastical council. 2. any council. [1350 1400; ME… …   Universalium

  • Synod of Pistoia —     Synod of Pistoia     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Synod of Pistoia     Held 18 to 28 September, 1786, by Scipio de’ Ricci, Bishop of Pistoia and Prato. It marks the most daring effort ever made to secure for Jansenism and allied errors a… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Synod — • A general term for ecclesiastical gatherings under hierarchical authority, for the discussion and decision of matters relating to faith, morals, or discipline. It corresponds to the Latin word concilium Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Synod of Whitby —     Synod of Whitby     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Synod of Whitby     The Christianizing of Britain begun by St. Augustine in A.D. 597 was carried on with varying success throughout the seventh century. One great hindrance to progress lay in the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Synod of Homberg — consisted of the clergy, the nobility, and the representatives of cities, and was held October 20–22, 1526. The synod is remarkable for a premature scheme of democratic church government and discipline, which failed for the time, but contained… …   Wikipedia

  • synod — [sin′əd] n. [ME, altered (after LL) < OE sinoth < LL(Ec) synodus < LGr(Ec) synodos, church synod < Gr, a meeting, lit., a coming together < syn , together + hodos, way: see ODE1] 1. an ecclesiastical council; specif., a) R.C.Ch. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Synod of Milan — There are at least four synods that can be called Synod of Milan (or Council of Milan), all of which took place in Mediolanum (modern Milan, in Italy). Contents 1 Synod of 345 2 Synod of 355 3 Synod of 389 …   Wikipedia

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