[ ˌə͡ʊkjuːmˈɛnɪkə͡l], [ ˌəʊkjuːmˈɛnɪkəl], [ ˌəʊ_k_j_uː_m_ˈɛ_n_ɪ_k_əl]
Related words: ecumenical church, ecumenical movement, ecumenical synods, ecumenical theologies, ecumenism and interfaith dialogue
How to use "Oecumenical" in context?
The oecumenical Movement refers to a series of Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox meetings which aimed to improve relationships between the various Christian denominations. The meetings were first held in 1869, and took the form of colloquies and congresses, with the final Oecumenical Council taking place in 1894. The final aim of the Oecumenical Movement was that all Christians would live in harmony, and that unity would be strengthened through the sharing of ideas and practices.
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