Definition of ecclesial in English:

ecclesial

Line breaks: ec|cle¦sial
Pronunciation: /ɪˈkliːzɪ(ə)l
 
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adjective

formal
  • Relating to or constituting a Church or denomination: the modernization of ecclesial buildings
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    • The book has four parts: The first provides an analysis of the current social and ecclesial context from which church ministers come and in which they must serve.
    • The profound relationship between the invisible and the visible elements of ecclesial communion is constitutive of the Church as the sacrament of salvation.
    • The passage in Ephesians that compares the union of husband and wife to that of Christ and the church is a favorite ecclesial image, yet it has always been problematic.

Origin

mid 17th century (rare before the 1960s): via Old French from Greek ekklēsia 'assembly, church' (see ecclesiastic).

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