Berne, Synod of
Berne, Synod of an assembly of the clergy of Berne, Switzerland, to consolidate the work of the Reformation, held in 1532. It was the first of the Reformed synods of Berne, and was attended by 230 of the clergy, June 9-14, 1532. A Church Directory and Manual for Pastors were adopted, containing many excellent regulations, and full of the Christian spirit, as are the Acts of the Synod. They were published Basle, 1532; and again enjoined in 1728 and 1775; republished, Basle, 1830, 8vo, with a German version. Herzog, Real- Encyklopadie, 2, 87.