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Ecumenical Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    ecumenical adj
  1. concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions; "ecumenical thinking"; "ecumenical activities"; "the ecumenical movement" [syn: ecumenic, oecumenic, oecumenical]
  2. of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience" [syn: cosmopolitan, oecumenical, general, universal, worldwide]
Ecumenical Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Ecumenic \Ec`u*men"ic\, Ecumenical \Ec`u*men"ic*al\, a. [L. oecumenicus, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the inhabited world, fr. ? to inhabit, from ? house, dwelling. See Economy.] General; universal; in ecclesiastical usage, that which concerns the whole church; as, an ecumenical council. [Written also [oe]cumenical.] Ecumenical Bishop, a title assumed by the popes. Ecumenical council. See under Council.

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  • Ecumenical council: An ecumenical council (or oecumenical council; also general council) is a conference of the bishop s of the whole Christian Church ...
  • Ecumenical meetings and documents on Mary: Ecumenical meetings and documents on Mary is a review of the status of Mariology in Orthodox , Protestant , Anglican , and Roman Catholic ...
  • Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople: The Ecumenical Patriarch. (Η Αυτού Θειοτάτη Παναγιότης, ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, Νέας Ρώμης και Οικουμενικός Πατριάρχης ...
  • Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople: The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. (Οἰκουμενικὸν Πατριαρχεῖον Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, ikumenikˈon patriarˈxion konstantinuˈpoleos | ...
  • Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I. (Οἰκουμενικός Πατριάρχης Βαρθολομαῖος Α', Patrik I. Bartolomeos ...
  • First seven Ecumenical Councils: In the history of Christianity , the first seven Ecumenical Councils, from the First Council of Nicaea (325) to the Second Council of ...

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  • Ecumenical Senior Center hosting legal seminar, Grandparents Day celebration this weekend
    The Ecumenical Senior Center will host two events this weekend — one to educate seniors and the other to celebrate their role in the family and in the community. Read more on this news related to 'Ecumenical'
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    The largest ecumenical movement of national Christian youth organizations of mainline Protestant and non-Roman Catholic churches has joined calls for a people's initiative to fight pork. Read more on this news related to 'Ecumenical'
  • Carnegie, Millvale Remember Hurricane Ivan Devastation 10 Years Later
    An ecumenical prayer service is being held tonight in Carnegie to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the floods that claimed a life there following Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Read more on this news related to 'Ecumenical'

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