Oberlandeskirchenrat i.R

English translation: Territorial consistory or member of the Territorial Consistory

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German term or phrase:Oberlandeskirchenrat i.R
English translation:Territorial consistory or member of the Territorial Consistory
Entered by: Parrot

07:11 Aug 20, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics
German term or phrase: Oberlandeskirchenrat i.R
Oberlandeskirchenrat i.R :the title of someone in ecclesiatical hierarchy perhaps chair of the high consistory? What would the English (American) equivalent be?
tuanis
Local time: 16:45
Territorial consistory or member of the Territorial Consistory
Explanation:
Kirchenrat is the Protestant consistory.
The Oberland refers to the territorial divisions of the Federal Republic.
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Parrot
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naretired Synod(ical) President
Dan McCrosky (X)
naSee below
Randi Stenstrop
naTerritorial consistory or member of the Territorial Consistory
Parrot


  

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Territorial consistory or member of the Territorial Consistory


Explanation:
Kirchenrat is the Protestant consistory.
The Oberland refers to the territorial divisions of the Federal Republic.


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Parrot
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46 mins
See below


Explanation:
I see you already have an answer. Do you need an explanation of i.R.?

It stands for "im Ruhestand", which means "retired".

Randi Stenstrop
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retired Synod(ical) President


Explanation:
I am a little late as usual, but here is some more info on the subject:

Every religious group has its own hierarchy and titles for its leaders. As your text probably refers to what Americans speak of as the "Lutheran Church", it might be better if you used Lutheran terminology. Their geographical divisions are usually set up to coincide with US Federal State borders which is fortunate for you because that is also what the ..."landes"... part of Oberlandeskirchenrat i.R means. As you can see from the site below for the state of Missouri, the boss man is referred to as the "President". The "i.R." means "retired". The best translation would then be "retired Synod(ical) President" Willy Schmidt.

http://www.lcms.org/introlcms.html

"The synodical convention is the highest governing body in the Synod. It elects the synodical President to repeatable 3 year terms, 5 vice presidents, the members of the Board of Directors and the members of various boards and commissions."

- HTH - Dan



    Reference: http://www.lcms.org/introlcms.html
Dan McCrosky (X)
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