oecumenical


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oecumenical

(ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪkəl)
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a less common spelling of ecumenical
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Adj.1.oecumenical - concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions; "ecumenical thinking"; "ecumenical activities"; "the ecumenical movement"
nonsectarian, unsectarian - not restricted to one sect or school or party; "religious training in a nonsectarian atmosphere"; "nonsectarian colleges"; "a wide and unsectarian interest in religion"- Bertrand Russell
2.oecumenical - of worldwide scope or applicabilityoecumenical - of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"
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oecumenical

[ˌiːkjuːˈmenɪkəl] ADJecuménico
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I will simply call your attention to the fact that your modern systems of popular election, of two chambers, and of juries all had their origin in provincial and oecumenical councils, and in the episcopate and college of cardinals; but there is this difference,--the views of civilization held by our present-day philosophy seem to me to fade away before the sublime and divine conception of Catholic communion, the type of a universal social communion brought about by the word and the fact that are combined in religious dogma.
The committee proposed the formation of a "World Council of Churches" providing for the integration of the two movements for Faith and Order and Life and Work, which would, according to the Archbishop of York, William Temple, provide "a voice for non-Roman Christendom." (11) Among the seven tasks the committee identified for the projected World Council was that it should "consider the establishment of an oecumenical Journal." (12) Despite some reservations, particularly at the Edinburgh conference (which required the completed plan to be submitted to the Faith and Order continuation committee), the proposal to create a World Council was approved by the two conferences.
Volume 1 of COGD (hereafter COGD-I) carries the English title, The Oecumenical Councils from Nicaea I to Nicaea II (325-787).