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Oecumenical   Listen
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oecumenical  adj.  See Ecumenical.






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"Oecumenical" Quotes from Famous Books



... entanglements as may cause a general war. Spain alone has anything to gain from such a contest; in it she would at least have allies, and would expect to see her thirst for revenge upon us gratified. The great powers of Europe, however, do not mean to risk an oecumenical convulsion for the sake of a decadent monarchy, which, considered as the trustee of colonies, has been tried in the balance and found wanting. They recognize that, in seeking to evade the sentence of rigorous isolation which the conscience of mankind has passed upon ...
— Porto Rico - Its History, Products and Possibilities... • Arthur D. Hall

... remained inactive and irresolute. When the danger became more serious, and all parties, under the impulse of an obsolete illusion, had united themselves in order to form that common Government which our press has called the OEcumenical Government, then was seen in all its obviousness the political incapacity of those parties who for fifteen years past had governed Greece, without doing anything, and without thinking of the important and serious position which Greece ...
— The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879 • Various

... intent and oecumenical consciousness of this infant College appears in the fact that its Medical Department, which alone numbers ten professors and five hundred students, allows the option of one of four languages in the thesis required for the medical degree. It is the only seminary in the country whose liberal ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866 • Various

... within modern memory; but it is thought that the building would hold eighty thousand—as many as could be seated on the tiers in the Colosseum. Such a concourse was there at the opening of the Oecumenical Council in December, 1869, and at the jubilees celebrated by Leo the Thirteenth; and on all those occasions there was plenty of room in the aisles, besides the broad spaces which were required for ...
— Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 - Studies from the Chronicles of Rome • Francis Marion Crawford



Words linked to "Oecumenical" :   nonsectarian, ecumenic, general, ecumenical, universal, comprehensive, oecumenism, worldwide, cosmopolitan, unsectarian, world-wide, oecumenic



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