From the centres of ecclesiastical decision-making to the "grassroots", there has been a turning away from the ecumenical movement - a massive retreat from the effort to overcome the churchly
divisions that fracture and disempower.
Not only did he retext nonliturgical music with poetry meant for churchly
use, as was the case with Cantata 36, but he also found ways to use new "sacred" text for pieces that were from the first conceived as liturgical works.
poor puts in serious jeopardy its churchly
Fretheim, "The Authority of the Bible and Churchly
Debates regarding Sexuality," Word & World 26 (2006): 365.
Again, whereas the Roman Catholic Church can, by reason of its authority structures, promulgate positions which should be endorsed by its membership globally, an organization like the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC), which is not itself a churchly
body but is rather a fellowship of some 180 autonomous churches, unions of churches and united churches which share a common ethos, cannot be so bold.
On the basis of their confessional writings, Lutherans also affirm the churchly
character of the Roman Catholic community and the validity of the Roman Catholic Church's Ministry and sacraments.
For one it was the godly society, mandated by Christ, organized and now managed by the churchly
hierarchy centered in Rome.
All these phenomena reflect a crisis within the Anglican Church as lived by its officials in conducting their regular churchly
With its center in Holland, the religious movement Devotio Moderna stressed individual meditation over churchly
Meanwhile on the churchly
front, he served as canonical counselor and defender of the first Episcopal women priests irregularly ordained.
As journalism in the contemporary world has extended its range, it has certainly taken in churchly
events and concerned itself with the beliefs of different religions, but the very context of such news robs it of the superior status it has for believers, and diminishes religion to the same level as the vast miscellany of other human activities that are also being reported.
It was good at the farm, they were churchly
people & there were peace & tranquillity but here it's only work, what do they live for here[?