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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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  • US Bishops Reaffirm Commitment to Dialogue With Muslims
    The Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) reasserted their commitment to dialogue with other religions and Muslims in particular in a statement developed between October 2013 and its release Tuesday. Read more on this news related to 'Ecumenical'
  • 08/18/2014 INDIA - IRAQ Indian bishop invokes Mary Queen of Heaven to bring peace to Iraq
    » by Felix Machado* The President of the Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) reflects on the persecution of Iraqi Christians. Read more on this news related to 'Ecumenical'
  • I'll have the ecumenical salad, please
    Seated in the very last row at St. James Episcopal Cathedral in Chicago, I was able to hide my tears while watching my former colleague and good friend join the procession for his ordination to the diaconate. In January, he will become a priest in the U.S. branch of the Anglican church. Read more on this news related to 'Ecumenical'

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