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kirk session

the lowest court of the Presbyterian Church
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • They have to go before a kirk session, consisting of the minister and perhaps half a dozen elders, when they are admonished.

  • One day it came to the ears of the kirk session of the parish that she had had several interviews with his Satanic Majesty.

    Woman, Church & State Matilda Joslyn Gage
  • He would need a brave and facile pen who would venture to portray the kirk session of St. Cuthbert's Church.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • My first meeting with the kirk session of St. Cuthbert's was an epoch-marking incident.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • The kirk session was convened in my room after the great service ceased, and the glow of joy was on every face.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • "The kirk session is adjourned sine die," I said, for this is an ancient phrase and the proper forms must be observed.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • The second, and larger, deputation was composed of ten or more, appointed to represent the kirk session and the Board.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • (a) kirk session consists of the minister of the parish and the “ruling elders” (who are elected by the session).

  • They regulate matters concerning public worship and ordinances, and have appellate jurisdiction from the kirk session.

  • Those irregular marriages were in the eighteenth century a great source of trouble and annoyance to the kirk session of Kelso.

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