- ecumenical council,
- ecumenical movement,
- ecumenical patriarch,
Origin of ecumenical
Examples from the Web for ecumenical
Where are the Jewish leaders, who led an ecumenical campaign to free Soviet Jewry that inspired people all over the world?
Benjamin Franklin believed in prayer but stressed the importance of ecumenical “public religion.”
In his majority opinion, Kennedy tried to argue that the court was merely upholding that ecumenical tradition.
This was the public face of Barsana Dham, the “ecumenical mainstream Hindu organization” to which King refers.
It is hard to celebrate the past in an ecumenical way, or even in a fair-minded one, apparently.
Its claim to be ecumenical rests on its unanimous acceptance of "all the nations and all the churches of the Christian world."Constantinople|William Holden Hutton
For this, neither syllabus nor ecumenical council was needed; neither crimes nor scandals were its distant cause.The History of Freedom|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Leo I., although he recognized the council as ecumenical and confirmed its doctrinal decrees, rejected canon xxviii.
Mahommed would consecrate that very false principle which was at the root of the ecumenical patriarch's arrogance.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI|Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
Whether provincial, national, and ecumenical assemblies be of divine right?The Divine Right of Church Government|Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
oecumenical ecumenic or oecumenic
- tending to promote unity among Churches
- of or relating to the international movement initiated among non-Catholic Churches in 1910 aimed at Christian unity: embodied, since 1937, in the World Council of Churches
Word Origin for ecumenical
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).