comes from a Greek word for “worldwide,” and refers to both ancient church councils representing the whole church as well to discussions during the past century between Roman Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox churches regarding unification of the various branches of Christianity into one a term translated from the Greek word “Ecclesia” which means an assembly called together and is sometime translated as a congregation. A church is... more body. There are disputes between Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox and Contrary to popular belief, the term does not refer to protest against the Roman Catholic Church. The term original refers to a formal protest lodged ... more traditions regarding which church councils represented the whole a term translated from the Greek word “Ecclesia” which means an assembly called together and is sometime translated as a congregation. A church is... more and have the authority of an ecumenical council. Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics agree on the first seven ecumenical councils but none thereafter and most protestants reject the Second Council of Nicaea that accepted the veneration of icons and some Protestants reject most if not all councils.