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- adj. Of or pertaining to a church or its functions, teachings, or organization.
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- adj. Ecclesiastical.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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How much of the post – Conciliar liturgical reform truly reflects “Sacrosanctum Concilium”, the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on Sacred Liturgy is a question that has often been debated in ecclesial circles ever since the Consilium ad Exsequendam Constitutionem de Sacra Liturgia finished its work.
Thus HBC eschews the authority and guidance of tradition, magisterium, creed, or any kind of ecclesial or "external" epistemic authority.
On some level the paper is written with a kind of ecclesial distance.
"The mission is 'ecclesial'", said the Pope, "because no-one announces or brings themselves, ... but brings Another, God Himself, to the world.
While this is a matter which is fundamentally tied to the need for liturgical study and ecclesial authority, it may do well, particularly as we sit upon the very time itself, to leave off with a practical suggestion for parish priests wishing to recover some sense of the octave, even within the present circumstances of the modern Roman calendar.
I observe, as well, that the Archbishop of Canterbury affirmed in February 2008 that his “office and that of the Anglican Communion recognize one ecclesial body in Canada as a constitutive member of the Communion, the Anglican Church of Canada”.
I think your point about him being head of a national ecclesial community is fair enough.
In playing the diplomat, has he always spoken truth to power - including the powers within his own ecclesial community?
Instead of seeing the cross as a reminder of God-with-us in the flesh-and-blood sufferings of the world - a theologia crucis - the cross has been turned into a sanitized symbol of victory and ecclesial triumphalism - a theologia gloriae.
Call him an ecclesial Captain Courageous or a foolhardy glutton for punishment, but a few years ago, while he was a minister at Boston's congregational Park Street Church, Harrell launched a preaching series on Leviticus.