Holy Synod

Holy Synod
noun Date: 1768 the governing body of a national Eastern church

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Holy Synod of Jerusalem — The Holy Synod of Jerusalem is the senior ruling body of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher. It consists of 18 members nominated by the Patriarch in a session of the Holy Synod itself. It… …   Wikipedia

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