Ecumenical – from the Greek

Ecumenical gathering
  • late 16th century (in the sense ‘belonging to the universal Church’): via late Latin from Greek oikoumenikos, from oikoumenē ‘the (inhabited) earth.’
    • 1:  worldwide or general in extent, influence, or application
    • 2a:  of, relating to, or representing the whole of a body of churches:  promoting or tending toward worldwide Christian unity or cooperation

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