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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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Musica Ecclesiae contains 405 numbered tunes, all strophic, and nearly all intended for congregational rather than choral singing.
The bishops passed another draft of The Application of Ex Corde Ecclesiae for the United States 223-31 in November 1999.
54) The text of Ex Corde Ecclesiae emerged from a remarkable dialogic process.
Ex Corde Ecclesiae, in its opening paragraphs, describes the service a Catholic university seeks to render to culture in terms of a "universal humanism" derived from and centered upon the dignity of the human person [3].
7: De Ecclesia in tcrris peregrinante 11 reads: "Haec igitur Ecclesia, vera omnium Mater et Magistra, in hoc mundo ut societas constituta et ordinata, est Ecclesia catholica, a Romano Pontifice et Episcopis in eius communione directa, licet extra totalem compaginem elementa plura sanctificationis inveniri possint, quae ut res Ecclesiae Christi propriae, ad unitatem impellunt" (emphasis original).
In the June 2003 edition of Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, Heft detailed the work between one Catholic diocese, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and one Roman Catholic university, the University of Dayton, as together they sought to implement the Vatican decree, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (ECE; John Paul II, 1990).
Ghosh sees both Nicholas Love's Mirror of the Blessed Life of Christ and Thomas Netter's Doctrinale Antiquitatum Fidei Catholicae Ecclesiae as reflecting Lollardy's important achievements in breaking down the barriers between the worlds of academia and lay devotion.
Ecclesiae Memoria is edited by Father Henkel and is published to honor Father Metzler's lifelong dedication to church history, missiology and especially to mission archives at the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and now at the Vatican Secret Archives.
Two occasions for the focus on Catholic identity were the recent beatification of 19th-century British Cardinal John Henry Newman--whose The Idea of the University remains the classic work on Catholic higher education--and the recent 20th anniversary of Pope John Paul It's August 1990 apostolic constitution, Ex Corde Ecclesiae ("From the Heart of the Church"), which established norms for Catholic colleges and universities worldwide.
David Jeffrey, writing on Ex corde ecclesiae, finds that underlying the question of how to integrate faith and learning in the curricula of Christian colleges is the modern rejection of the very concept of truth, including the church's authority on matters of faith and morals, something he says most evangelical churches now lack.
The second applies the thought of one of the luminaries of the Catholic intellectual tradition, John Henry Cardinal Newman, in regard to seeking and accepting the mandatum as required by John Paul II's Apostolic Constitution, Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
et separari et in aliquo vase, prout dicti fideicommissarii et executores ordinaverint, ad sepeliendum in sepultura ecclesiae suae metrapolitanensis transmicti et exportari.