Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being ecumenical.

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  • noun A tendency towards co-operation with other denominations; ecumenism.

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Examples

  • But one might also argue that this decision was wisely taken: the whole issue of ecumenicity was situated in the wrong context, that is, of discussing the principle of economy.

    Orthodoxy on churches outside "the Church"

  • But one might also argue that this decision was wisely taken: the whole issue of ecumenicity was situated in the wrong context, that is, of discussing the principle of economy.

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  • Perhaps the desire for ecumenicity blunted the power of prayer times, though ecumenicity was solely Christian and did not extend to denying the name of Christ.

    Witness at the vigil - BatesLine

  • Perhaps the desire for ecumenicity blunted the power of prayer times, though ecumenicity was solely Christian and did not extend to denying the name of Christ.

    BatesLine: March 2005 Archives

  • In addition to his British decorations, the French awarded him the Legion of Honour; the Belgians, the Order of Leopold and, as a mark of the ecumenicity of the man, he had the distinction among Roman Catholic prelates of joining an Orange order, when he accepted from the grateful Dutch, the Order of Orange Nassau.

    The Vatican Council and French Canada

  • This has, de facto, been the formal test of ecumenicity; and it would be necessary even in the hypothesis that the pope himself were fallible.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • For ecumenicity in the adequate sense all the bishops of the world in communion with the Holy See should be summoned, but it is not required that all or even a majority should be present.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • It is physically impossible to bring together all the bishops of the world, nor is there any standard by which to determine even an approximate number, or proportion, of prelates necessary to secure ecumenicity.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • + Theories of conciliar and of papal infallibility do not logically stand or fall together, since in the Catholic view the co-operation and confirmation of the pope in his purely primatial capacity are necessary, according to the Divine constitution of the Church, for the ecumenicity and infallibility of a council.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • And as the pope's supremacy is also an essential factor in the constitution of an ecumenical council -- and has in fact been the formal and determining factor in deciding the ecumenicity of those very councils whose authority is recognized by Eastern schismatics and Anglicans -- it naturally occurs to enquire how conciliar infallibility is related to papal.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

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