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ecumenical council

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(Roman Catholic Church) an assembly of bishops and other ecclesiastics representative of the Christian Church throughout the world. Roman Catholic canon law states that an ecumenical council must be convened by the pope
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Noun1.ecumenical council - (early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline; "the first seven councils through 787 are considered to be ecumenical councils by both the Roman Catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox church but the next fourteen councils are considered ecumenical only by the Roman Catholic church"
council - (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
First Council of Nicaea, Nicaea - the first ecumenical council in 325 which produced the wording of the Nicene Creed and condemned the heresy of Arianism
First Council of Constantinople, Constantinople - the second ecumenical council in 381 which added wording about the Holy Spirit to the Nicene Creed
Council of Ephesus, Ephesus - the third ecumenical council in 431 which declared Mary as mother of God and condemned Pelagius
Council of Chalcedon, Chalcedon - the fourth ecumenical council in 451 which defined the two natures (human and divine) of Christ
Second Council of Constantinople, Constantinople - the fifth ecumenical council in 553 which held Origen's writings to be heretic
Third Council of Constantinople, Constantinople - the sixth ecumenical council in 680-681 which condemned Monothelitism by defining two wills in Christ, divine and human
Second Council of Nicaea, Nicaea - the seventh ecumenical council in 787 which refuted iconoclasm and regulated the veneration of holy images
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Or, an ecumenical council is a sacramental event: the community of bishops--sacramentally mandated to guide the people speaks and interprets the word of God.
The new pope--he had been elected only three months earlier--told them he intended to summon an ecumenical council and would they please give him their views about it.
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Taking part in this service will be the Lord Mayor of Leeds and a representative from the West Yorkshire Ecumenical Council, as well as clergy and laity from across the diocese.
Such success was not James's in Europe, however, where the king's call for an ecumenical council went unheeded by the pope.
In 1609 he published a Premonition, possibly written for him by the famous preacher Lancelot Andrewes, calling again for an ecumenical council.
As a founding member of the Westlake Ecumenical Council, O'Connell set an example for religious leaders of all faiths, said eulogist Rabbi Alan Greenbaum of Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks.
Ecumenical mission begins with the IMC integration into the WCC (1961) and Ecumenical Council Vatican II (1962-65).
All non--Roman Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans, Protestants and Pentecostals cannot accept that Vatican II is the 21st ecumenical council (2) in a succession beginning with the councils of Nicaea 325 and Constantinople 381, which together bequeathed the most universally accepted statement of faith, better known now as the Nicene-constantinopolitan Creed of 381.
Indeed, "yes," for, if a truly eighth ecumenical council were possible, it would mean for many of us that the goal of the modern ecumenical movement would have been met.
The ball is now in the government's court to prepare the necessary legislation," said Joel Ruml, chairman of the Czech Ecumenical Council, and a member of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren.

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