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- adj. synodic
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or transacted in a synod: as, synodical proceedings or forms.
- In astronomy, pertaining to a conjunction or two successive conjunctions of the heavenly bodies.
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Scheiner spoke of the _apparent_ or "synodical" period, which is about one and a third days longer than the _true_ or "sidereal" one.
There are some twenty-eight of these churches, and they appoint their own bishops by synodical processes, and seek confirmation of the election from the Bishop of Rome.
And how does an episcopal “pastoral” introduction of blessings honour the moratorium better than a synodical legislation thereof?
The things to be balanced I guess are, the Primates are in some sense people well equipped to speak for the wholeness of their particular region or local church, at the same time there's a sense that all of our Anglican communities are also synodical bodies in which the senior bishop is not the only voice.
And they're visible most particularly in two aspects of church life: one is the powerfully strong commitment to synodical government, the participation of all members of the body of Christ in its decision-making; and the other is in the really remarkable embrace of indigenous culture that characterised Selwyn's mission and was echoed in the sacrificial work of John Coleridge Patteson, a martyr of Melanesia.
It seems that this "Radio Silence" may be just a symptom of the synodical leadership's plan to transition the LCMS into a "market-driven" church rather than a confessional one.
I remind you also that it is not a formal synodical response, which is necessary at this point, but a careful study of the proposed text through whichever channels you feel most appropriate in your own Provinces.
RESOLVED, that in an effort to continue as a church in moral deliberation without further strife and pain to its members, the Churchwide Assembly prays, urges, and encourages synods, synodical bishops, and the presiding bishop to refrain from or demonstrate restraint in disciplining those congregations and persons who call into the rostered ministry otherwise-qualified candidates who are in a mutual, chaste, and faithful committed same-gender relationship;
There are also two Latin tracts, De abusionibus saeculi and De Tribus habitaculis, also probably not by Patrick, that were attributed to him; as was a synodical decree, Si quae quaestiones in hac insula oriantur, ad Sedem Apostolicam referantur.
With convention/synodical government in control of the Church and her laws, the unfortunate human compulsion to perpetually tinker with the system is fostered and given opportunity, but tinkering may not always a good thing.
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