The moderator has not a deliberative, but only a casting vote.
The presbytery chooses its moderator periodically from The among its ministerial members.
The moderator has no special power or supremacy over his brethren, but is honoured and obeyed as Primus inter pares.
The presbytery fixes the former for specific business; the latter is summoned by the moderator, either on his own initiative or on the requisition of two or more members of presbytery, for the transaction of business which has suddenly emerged.
' The first question considered at a pro re nata meeting is the action of the moderator in calling the meeting.
The synod at its first meeting chooses a minister as its moderator whose duties, though somewhat more restricted, are similar to those of presbyterial moderators.
This has led in some quarters to a desire that the moderator should be clothed with greater responsibility and have his period of office prolonged; should be made, in fact, more of a bishop in the Anglican sense of the word.
The president or moderator of each church court was Primus inter pares.
These New England ministers in the Delaware valley, with Francis Makemie as moderator, organized in 1706 the first American presbytery, the presbytery of Philadelphia.
The New Side men met in convention at Auburn, N.Y., in August 1837, and adopted measures for resisting the wrong, but in the General Assembly of 1838 the moderator refused to recognize their commissioners.
On an appeal to the assembly the moderator's decision was reversed, a new moderator was chosen, and the assembly adjourned to another place of meeting.
Having the moderator and clerks from the assembly of 1837, they retained the books and papers.
He was the scholarly leader of the orthodox wing of the Presbyterian church in America, and was moderator of the General Assembly of 1891.
The more important township officials are a moderator, a board of selectmen, a clerk, a treasurer and a superintendent of schools.
He was chosen moderator by acclamation, being, as Baillie says, " incomparablie the ablest man of us all for all things."
To suit the convenience of the parliament, however, it removed to Edinburgh; Henderson was elected moderator of the Edinburgh meeting.
Henderson was elected moderator for the third time.
He played an active part in the stirring church politics of the period, and was twice moderator of the kirk, and a member of the commission of inquiry into the condition of the university of St Andrews (1583).
He was the first moderator of the General Assembly of the United Free Church of Scotland, having previously been moderator of the Free General Assembly.
In 1862 he was moderator of the Free Church General Assembly; but he seldom took a prominent part in the business of the church courts.
In October he returned to Oxford, where he was appointed Greek lecturer and moderator of the classes.
He was moderator of the Free Church assembly in 1851.
But four years later the Church accorded him the highest honour in her power by choosing him as moderator of her general assembly.
From 1748 until his death on the 28th of August 1805 he was minister at Inveresk in Midlothian, and during this long career rose to high eminence in his church not only as leader of the moderate or "broad" Church section, but as moderator of the General Assembly 1770 and dean of the Chapel Royal in 1789.
He it was, also, who managed the proceedings of the "Boston Tea Party," and later he was moderator of the convention of Massachusetts towns called to protest against the Boston Port Bill.
In 1610 he presided as moderator over the assembly in which presbytery was abolished, in 1615 he was made archbishop of St Andrews and primate of Scotland, and in 1618 procured the sanction of the privy council to the Five Articles of Perth with their ratification by parliament.
In 1872 he was elected moderator of the United Presbyterian Synod and represented his church in Paris at the first meeting of the Reformed Synod of France.
The church as the guide of the nation in duty and godliness, even extending its activity into state affairs as a mediator and a moderator, was not sufficient.
The moderator of the town meeting is elected at the general election in November for a term of two years, and a board of health, consisting of three members, is appointed by the selectmen, one member each year.
A village district is a portion of a town, including a village, which is set apart and organized for protection from fire, for lighting or sprinkling the streets, for providing a water-supply, for the construction and maintenance of sewers, and for police protection; to serve these interests three commissioners, a moderator, a clerk, a treasurer and such other officers as the voters of the district may deem necessary are chosen, each for a term of one year.
In accordance with the general laws each city elects a mayor, a board of aldermen, and a common council in whom is vested the administration of its " fiscal, prudential and municipal affairs "; the mayor presides at the meetings of the board of aldermen, and has a veto on any measure of this body, and no measure can be passed over his veto except by an affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of all the aldermen; each ward elects three selectmen, a moderator and a clerk in whom is vested the charge of elections; the city marshal and assistant marshals are appointed by the mayor and aldermen, but the city clerk and city treasurer are elected by the aldermen and common council in joint session.
Like the Speaker of the British House of Commons, ~ he is primarily the presiding official, but the character of his office has become different from that of the impartial moderator of the British house.
In 1896 he was Lyman Beecher lecturer at Yale University, and in 1900 he was moderator of the synod of the English Presbyterian church.
He was moderator of the General Assembly in 1582, and took part in the organization of the Church and the Presbyterian method.
In his capacity as head of the church, " and president of the Christian agape," as St Ignatius of Antioch would have said, the pope was considered to be the supreme president and moderator of the oecumenical assemblies.
31 1864 at Aberdeen, son of John Marshall Lang, sometime moderator of the Church of Scotland, and educated at Glasgow University until 1882, when he won a scholarship at Balliol College, Oxford.
In 1878 he was chosen moderator of the Assembly.
Degree from Aberdeen University, and in 1883 he was moderator of the general assembly of his church.
By the moderator of a Presbyterian assembly or the chairman of a Congregational or Baptist union.
He was moderator of the General Assembly in 1894, and its principal clerk from that year till his death on the 13th of January 1907.
The protest which the moderator had read before leaving the assembly had been left on the table; and an act of separation and deed of demission were received from the ministers of the newly formed Free Church, who were now declared to have severed their connexion with the Church of Scotland.
He was moderator of the Church Assembly at Edinburgh in July 1567 and at Perth in the follow ing December, and again in Edinburgh 1576 and Stirling 1578.
But the other bishops were also against Gustavus, and, irritated by their conscientious opposition, the king abandoned the no longer tenable position of a moderator and came openly forward as an antagonist.
His name appears fourth in the Tripos list for 174 8 - 1 749; and in '755 he was moderator in that examination.
In 1890 he :, was appointed moderator of the general assembly, and fulfilled the duties of the position with admirable dignity and tact.
Having become senior moderator in mathematics and a fellow of Trinity, he took holy orders, and was appointed regius professor of divinity in Dublin University in 1866, a position which he retained until 1888, when he was chosen provost of Trinity College.
In May 1679 Mather was a petitioner to the General Court for the call of a Synod to consider the reformation in New England of "the Evils that have Provoked the Lord to bring his Judgments," 2 and when the "Reforming Synod" met in September it appointed him one of a committee to draft a creed; this committee reported in May, 680, at the Synod's second session, of which Mather was moderator, the Savoy Declaration (slightly modified, notably in ch.
These defenders were to appoint for each district a superintendent (moderator), who was to maintain order and discipline among the clergy.
The qualified electors of each district having an ungraded school elect a moderator, a director and a treasurer - one at each annual school meeting - for a term of three years, who constitute the district school board, and this board is entrusted with ample power for directing the affairs of the school.
In 1897 he was chosen moderator of the general assembly, but his health prevented his accepting the post.