Visitation, the Saxon
Visitation, The Saxon, is the inspection of the Saxon churches by visitors, appointed at the request of the theologians in. 1527. The system of supervision was the outgrowth of the Lutheran Reformation, and one feature of the Lutheran polity. Superintendents were appointed to take the place of bishops, and exercise an oversight upon the doctrine and worship of the churches, and upon the pastors. See Fisher, Hist. of the Reformation, p. 491.