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ECCLESIA. In classical Greek this word signifies any assembly, and in this sense it is used in Acts xix. 39. But ordinarily, in the New Testament, the word denotes a Christian assembly, and is rendered into English by the word church. It occurs thrice only in, the Gospels, viz. in Matt. xvi. 18, and xviii. 17; but very frequently in the other parts of the New Testament, beginning with Acts ii. 47. In Acts xix. 37, the word churches, in the common English version, seems to be improperly used to denote heathen temples. Figuratively, the word church is employed to signify the building set apart for the Christian assemblies; but the word eclesia is not used in the New Testament in that sense.

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The title Mater Ecclesiae was used by Saint Ambrose of Milan as early as the fourth century, and used by many bishops and saints through the centuries.
Pero distinguir ecclesia universalis de ecclesia universa exigiria tambien, si queremos ser equitativos en la atribucion de analogias reciprocas, distinguir entre ecclesia particularis y ecclesiae pars.
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The movement wants to revive the "Lex Ecclesiae Fundamentalis" project, similar to a Bill of Rights for church members, that was begun after Vatican II but lapsed under Pope John Paul II.
A Festschrift for Metzler, Ecclesiae Memoria (1994), was edited by Willi Henkel, O.M.I.
They use the idea of "the marks of the church" (notae ecclesiae) to address this question.
It now follows with a three-volume edition of Read's hitherto unpublished Musica Ecclesiae, or Devotional Harmony: Being a Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes Suitable for Christian Worship, again edited by Kroeger, now joined by his wife, Marie.
In August of 1990, with the publication of his important reflection on Catholic higher education, entitled Ex Corde Ecclesiae (From the Heart of the Church), Pope John Paul II called Catholic colleges and universities around the world to assert their unique and distinctive educational missions.