A book in the Bible written by a philosopher who could not understand God's plan. Trapped in his own thoughts he came to the conclusion that life is useless and what we do is useless. "Generations come and go but the world stays the same. The sun still rises in the east, and sets in the west. All the rivers flow to the sea, only to be swept up and start the dreary process all over again. It is useless I say useless." - Ecclesiastes.
Ecclesiastes was a pessimist who had everything he ever wanted but still felt depressed and useless.
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A relatively new term referring to the word used twice in exclamation in the first verse of the book with the same name.
Meaningless Ex: "Your million dollars is Ecclesiastes! It aint comin with you when you die!"
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The Vatican might or might not have disregarded ecclesiastical procedures in the way their dealt with the minor sex abuse scandals.
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The view that African American churches attempt to prevent women from achieving status in the church higher than men. Also, includes the interpretation of the Bible to have women serve subservient roles in relationships with men.

Used frequently during BET's Hip Hop vs. America II part two while speaking of misogyny in our current black culture.
Due to the ecclesiastical apartheid in my mom's church she can't seem to become a pastor even though she has a theology degree.
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Noun. A public rebuke by the Pope or a bishop of a disobedient churchman or group, sometimes, but not always involving an excommunication. The act is primarily medicinal, in that it seeks to bring about the return of the errant party to orthodoxy, rather than simply to shun them.
The pope's public rebuke of the illicit and schismatic consecrations constituted an ecclesiastical spanking.

The bishop issued an ecclesiastical spanking by condemning the heterodox ideology espoused by the members of the parish.
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