intercession vs intersession : Common Errors in English

About intercession vs intersession

In theology, “intercession” is a prayer on behalf of someone else; but an alarming number of colleges use the word to label the period between regular academic sessions. Such a period is properly an intersession.

intercession Meaning(s)

  • (n) a prayer to God on behalf of another person
  • (n) the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)

intercession in News

  1. John Paul II a step closer to sainthood

    A Vatican commission has approved a miracle attributed to John Paul II's intercession
    on June 20, 2013 Source: CBS News

  2. John Paul II moves a step closer to sainthood

    VATICAN CITY—Pope John Paul II has moved a step closer to sainthood. A Vatican official says a commission of theologians approved a miracle attributed to his intercession, clearing a key hurdle.
    on June 19, 2013 Source: Denver Post

  3. Quest for Sainthood for John Paul II Said to Advance

    A Vatican official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said a commission of theologians approved a miracle attributed to John Paul’s intercession.
    on June 19, 2013 Source: New York Times

intersession in News

  • Nashville schools may drop intersession breaks

    The Metro Nashville school system may drop intersessions — the spring and fall breaks designed to give struggling students extra academic time — and instead add extra school days for everyone.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Ashland City Times

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