Sentence Examples

  • In 1588 he was chosen by the presbytery of Edinburgh one of its commissioners to the General Assembly.
  • The ecclesiastical unit in episcopacy is a diocese, comprising many churches and ruled by a prelate; in congregationalism it is a single church, self-governed and entirely independent of all others; in Presbyterianism it is a presbytery or council composed of ministers and elders representing all the churches within a specified district.
  • But, in contrast with Congregationalism, when they elect and "call" a minister their action has to be sustained by the presbytery, which judges of his fitness for that particular sphere, of the measure of the congregation's unanimity, and of the adequacy of financial support.
  • When satisfied, the presbytery proceeds with the ordination and induction.
  • The presbytery consists of all the ministers and a selection of the ruling elders from the congregations within a prescribed area.