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ecclesiastical

of or relating to the Christian Church
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A cluster of Latin nouns and their verb forms captures the themes most closely related to ecclesial conversion: renewal, purification, reform, restoration, change, updating, adaptation, development.
As there currently is no direct, explicit treatment of this question in the Church's documents on Catholic education, the concept of students' ecclesial agency has to be inferred from the existing documents that encircle but do not specifically point to it.
The question looming in the background of this excellent study is whether the combination of existing ecclesial structures and the church's leaders can hold the communion together long enough for these conversations to play themselves out in history.
We have had to learn a great deal about how to express our united and uniting commitment in ways that extend far beyond the original, negotiated national agreements of the two founding ecclesial bodies in 1957.
If this attention to small linguistic details cannot satisfy us that there is a convincing univocality to the Scriptures, we must admit that the NT has mixed messages regarding ecclesial leadership by women.
In any case, it is a sociological fact, not just a matter of new ideas but of an ecclesial reality.
The ECC was formed as a national ecclesial body when delegates from 13 independent catholic communities from across the United States gathered and ratified a constitutional document in September 2003.
Ecclesial communities often struggle to hold together the enduring theological and pastoral insights embedded in the approaches of both exclusivity and inclusivity.
There is more than enough remaining, however, to stimulate discussion on the all important issue of the extent to which an NCC is an ecclesial community, despite, or perhaps because of, the worst anxieties of its member churches
That the Catholic Church accepts interchurch marriages only with some reservation is reflected in a phrase of the Ecumenical Directory wherein it says that "marriage between persons of the same ecclesial Community remains the objective to be recommended and encouraged.
Prothero's concern with the decline of religious knowledge is more civic than ecclesial.
All the passages we have heard--and especially the performance as a whole in which the 16th and 20th centuries run parallel-together confirm the conviction that sacred polyphony, particularly that of the so-called 'Roman School,' is a legacy to preserve with care, to keep alive and to make known, not only for the benefit of experts and lovers of it but also for the entire ecclesial community, for which it constitutes a priceless spiritual, musical and cultural heritage.