Synod Convention observations from the 4th Century
You call me? And I hasten, and that for a private visit. Synods and Conventions I salute from afar, since I have experienced that most of them (to speak moderately) are but sorry affairs.
Gregory of Nazianzus (c. 329-390 a.d.) Ep. CXXIV
HT: The Rev. WC Weedon
Image is the Icon of St. Gregory the Theologian from Kariye Camii, Istanbul, Turkey