Diocesan Synod
In the Anglican Communion, the model of government is the 'Bishop in Synod', meaning that a diocese is governed by a bishop acting with the advice and consent of representatives of the clergy and lait...
Governing Body Commission
The Governing Body Commission (GBC) is the managerial authority of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). ISKCON's founder, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, created the GBC ...
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General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada
The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada is the chief governing and legislative body of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC), the sole Canadian representative of the Anglican Communion. The ...
General Assembly (Unitarian Universalist Association)
General Assembly (GA) is an annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. It is held in June, in a different city in the United States every y...
Session (Presbyterianism)
A session (sometimes called consistory or church board) is a body of elected elders governing each local church within presbyterian polity.
These groups of elders make decisions for the local pari...
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General Synod
The General Synod is the title of the governing body of some church organizations.
In the Church of England, the General Synod, which was established in 1970 (replacing the Church Assembly), is th...
Genevan Consistory
The Genevan Consistory (French: Consistoire de Genève) is a council of the Protestant Church of Geneva similar to a synod in other Reformed churches.The Consistory was first organized in November 1541...
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Most Holy Synod
The Most Holy Governing Synod (Russian: Святейший Правительствующий Синод) was the highest governing body of the Russian Orthodox Church between 1721 and 1918, when the Patriarchate was restored. ...
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House of Deputies
The House of Deputies is one of the legislative houses of the bicameral General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. The other is the House of Bishops.
Each diocese ...
General conference (United Methodist Church)
The General Conference of The United Methodist Church is the denomination's top legislative body for all matters affecting the United Methodist connection. By definition, it has no administrative or ...
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Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses
The Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses is the ruling council of Jehovah's Witnesses based in Brooklyn, New York. The body formulates doctrines, oversees the production of written material for publi...
Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church
The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church (Russian: Священный синод Русской православной церкви, Svyashchennyy sinod Russkoy pravoslavnoy tserkvi) serves by Church statute as the supreme admi...
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The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church
The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria is the highest authority in the Church of Alexandria and it formulates the rules and regulations regarding matters of the church's organisati...
Synod
A synod /ˈsɪnəd/ 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 ...
General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America
The General Convention is the primary governing and legislative body of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. With the exception of the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Consti...
Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church
The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria is the highest authority in the Church of Alexandria and it formulates the rules and regulations regarding matters of the church's organisati...
Holy Synod
In several of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches and Eastern Catholic Churches, the patriarch or head bishop is elected by a group of bishops called the Holy Synod. For instance, the Holy Syn...
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Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church
Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church (Russian: Поместный собор Русской Православной Церкви ) is an assembly of bishops and other clergy and laity, and sometimes, the local church, or some...
Bishops' Council of the Russian Orthodox Church
The Bishops' Council of the Russian Orthodox Church (Russian: Архиерейский собор Русской Православной Церкви) is a local Council, which involves only the bishops, is a formal gathering or council ...
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General Synod of the Church of England
The General Synod is the deliberative and legislative body of the Church of England. The synod was instituted in 1970, replacing the Church Assembly, and is the culmination of a process of rediscoveri...
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Faithful and discreet slave
The faithful and discreet slave is the term used by Jehovah's Witnesses to describe the religion's Governing Body in its role of directing doctrines and teachings. The group is described as a "class" ...
General assembly
A general assembly is the name of the meeting of all the members of an organisation or shareholders of a company.General assembly may also refer to:
House of Bishops
The House of Bishops is the third House in a General Synod of some Anglican churches and the second house in the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
The com...