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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An exposition, especially of faith.

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  • In the eighth session he read his ecthesis, or "profession of faith", in which the authority of Honorius was appealed to on behalf of Monothelitism.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • This law of silence was successively imposed by the ecthesis or exposition of

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 4

  • As the representative of the Western church, Pope Martin and his Lateran synod anathematized the perfidious and guilty silence of the Greeks: one hundred and five bishops of Italy, for the most part the subjects of Constans, presumed to reprobate his wicked type, and the impious ecthesis of his grandfather; and to confound the authors and their adherents with the twenty-one notorious heretics, the apostates from the church, and the organs of the devil.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 4

  • This law of silence was successively imposed by the _ecthesis_ or exposition of Heraclius, the _type_ or model of his grandson Constans; and the

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 4

  • As the representative of the Western church, Pope Martin and his Lateran synod anathematized the perfidious and guilty silence of the Greeks: one hundred and five bishops of Italy, for the most part the subjects of Constans, presumed to reprobate his wicked _type_, and the impious _ecthesis_ of his grandfather; and to confound the authors and their adherents with the twenty-one notorious heretics, the apostates from the church, and the organs of the devil.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 4

  • This law of silence was successively imposed by the ecthesis or exposition of Heraclius, the type or model of his grandson

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • As the representative of the Western church, Pope Martin and his Lateran synod anathematized the perfidious and guilty silence of the Greeks: one hundred and five bishops of Italy, for the most part the subjects of Constans, presumed to reprobate his wicked type, and the impious ecthesis of his grandfather; and to confound the authors and their adherents with the twenty-one notorious heretics, the apostates from the church, and the organs of the devil.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • They seem ignorant that they might allege the positive authority of the ecthesis. (the common reproach of the Monophysites) (Concil.tom. vii.p. 205.)] 102 See the Orthodox faith in

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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