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word: ecumenical


Definition: (adjective) Of worldwide scope or applicability.
Synonyms: universal
Usage: The movement against violence is intended to be an ecumenical one, applicable to all nations. Discuss.

this day in the yesteryear: Bartholomew I Becomes Patriarch of Constantinople (1991)

Bartholomew I Becomes Patriarch of Constantinople (1991)

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople serves as the Archbishop of Constantinople and as spiritual leader and chief spokesperson for the Eastern Orthodox Church. The current Patriarch, Bartholomew I, has been particularly active internationally, working to rebuild the Orthodox churches of the former Eastern Bloc following the fall of Communism and continuing reconciliation dialogues with the Roman Catholic Church. His reputation as an environmentalist has earned him what nicknames? More… Discuss

Saint of the Day for Monday, October 20th, 2014: St. Paul of the Cross

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St. Paul of the Cross

St. Paul of the Cross was born at Ovada in the Republic of Genoa, January 3, 1694. His infancy and youth were spent in great innocence and piety. He was inspired from on high to found a congregation; … continue reading

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Saint of the Day June 14, 2014: St. Methodius I

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