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1. A council or an assembly of church officials or churches; an ecclesiastical council.
2. A council or an assembly.

[Middle English, from Latin synodus, from Greek sunodos, meeting, assembly : sun-, syn- + hodos, way, course.]

syn′od·al (sĭn′ə-dl) adj.


, synodic, synodical
(Rel) → synodal
(Astron) monthsynodisch
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Under Francis, synodal participants were encouraged by the Pope to speak their minds and not to worry about disagreeing with him.
Today, the two Patriarchs will serve a prayer in the Synodal Chapel.
The event was organized with the participation of the Synodal Committee for Interaction with the Cossacks.
and to listen to peoples' insights, laments, and concerns, Amoris Laetitia is not just the fruit of two synodal assemblies," he added later.
Only insurmountable historical circumstances can justify the inactivity of the synodal institution on any level, including the global level.
On the other hand, much talk has swirled around the intervention of politicians in this year's synodal elections.
This very structure can be found In the synodal life that entails the conspiratio between the one who presides and the rest of the members of the Church.
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines' Episcopal Commission on Family and Life (ECFL) and Marriage Encounter Foundation of the Philippines jointly launched the nationwide Search for Outstanding Families 2016 at the close of the Post Synodal Conference on the Family at Business Inn here last week.
There was also a connection between the Synodal tradition and the modernist movement within Russian music, referred to in the 1890s as the "New Trend" (Novoe napravlenie) or the "Moscow School.
The Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, Chairman of the Synodal Department for the Cooperation of Church and Society of the Moscow Patriarchate reiterated that the main challenges currently facing Russia and the Islamic World are terrorism and extremism.
One year to work on the Synodal Relatio which is the faithful and clear summary of everything that has been said and discussed in this hall and in the small groups.