ecclesiastically


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ec·cle·si·as·ti·cal

 (ĭ-klē′zē-ăs′tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a church, especially as an organized institution.
2. Appropriate to a church or to use in a church: ecclesiastical architecture; ecclesiastical robes.

ec·cle′si·as′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.ecclesiastically - in an ecclesiastic manner; "the candidate was ecclesiastically endorsed"
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He did not shrug his shoulders; and for want of that muscular outlet he thought the more irritably of beautiful lips kissing holy skulls and other emptinesses ecclesiastically enshrined.
Yes, I know that it is politically (or ecclesiastically!) incorrect to sing about warfare, but I do enjoy the tune and the words of the hymn, for which it is the tune, is based on Psalm 46, which opens with those stirring words, "God is our strength and refuge, a very present help in time of trouble."
Indeed, it is the ability to provide content that is ecclesiastically authoritative, theologically informative, socially relevant, and spiritually nurturing that describes what is most characteristic of good inculturated preaching by and for Latinos.
Women's willingness to be battered is often linked to the kind of ecclesiastically supported languages of submission that appear in Pentecostal women's stories.
And there's an impressive new water feature (ecclesiastically speaking they call it a font), worthy of Dermot.
Surely, we have more in common with Lutherans, both theologically and ecclesiastically, than they have with Anglicans.
If regal or antiquarian distinction was once a value for church leaders, if pretension to being ecclesiastically or even metaphysically better was presumed, since Vatican II more and more people ignore such displays.
Even though every denomination considers itself theologically "orthodox", my contention is that we are all ecclesiastically heterodox--all of Christendom today suffers from the Donatist heresy, considering other Christians outside the bounds of the true church.
In turn, these are linked ecclesiastically with the parish of Kirkheaton, Dalton and Grange Moor, whose main church is St John's.
The Egede Institute of Missionary Study and Research, (9) founded 1947, became a dynamic center for ecclesiastically oriented academic mission studies in his country.
This immigrant identity-search--which was guided to some degree by Baltimore's James Cardinal Gibbons (1834-1921)--was an uphill battle socially, politically, economically, and even ecclesiastically.