- ecumenical council,
- ecumenical movement,
- ecumenical patriarch,
Origin of ecumenical
Examples from the Web for oecumenical
Or does the Oecumenical Council guess, and strike an average?When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
The thought of an oecumenical council having its leading feature dislocated by my trifling experiment!The Poet at the Breakfast Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Numerous problems are now postponed till the oecumenical Council.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation|Johan Huizinga
The growing affection among Methodists of all branches made the idea of an Oecumenical Conference practicable.Great Britain and Her Queen|Anne E. Keeling
In other words, the oecumenical council is now practically in the position of the senate of an absolute monarch.
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).