The thought of an oecumenical council having its leading feature dislocated by my trifling experiment!
He announced his intention of convoking an oecumenical Council.
It is unlawful to appeal from his judgments to an oecumenical Council, as if to an earthly arbiter superior to him.
The English forms “oecumenical” and “ecumenical” are both used.
In other words, the oecumenical council is now practically in the position of the senate of an absolute monarch.
Or does the oecumenical Council guess, and strike an average?
The Church of Cyprus has been autocephalous since at any rate the oecumenical synod of Ephesus in 431.
No oecumenical synod has tried a patriarch of Old Rome while yet in the flesh.
The growing affection among Methodists of all branches made the idea of an oecumenical Conference practicable.
Before the form of the provincial synod had become absolutely fixed, there arose in the 4th century the oecumenical council.
late 16c., "representing the entire (Christian) world," formed in English as an ecclesiastical word, from Late Latin oecumenicus "general, universal," from Greek oikoumenikos, from he oikoumene ge "the inhabited world (as known to the ancient Greeks); the Greeks and their neighbors considered as developed human society," from oikoumenos, present passive participle of oikein "inhabit," from oikos "house, habitation" (see villa).