Bulletin Announcements on Synods and Synodality # 2
June 28, 2021 • Diocese of St. Augustine

Where does the word synod come from?

The word “synod” has deep roots within the Church’s tradition.  It is a two-part Greek word:  syn, meaning “together” and hodos meaning the “road or the way.”  Putting the two parts together, we get the meaning of walking together along the way.  We see in the Scriptures, that Jesus often taught His disciples while they walked “along the way.”  This idea became such a part of the community, that the followers of Jesus became known as “followers of the way.”