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Definition of Apostolic
ApostolicApostolic Ap`os*tol"ic, Apostolical Ap`os*tol"ic*al, a. [L.
apostolicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. apostolique.]
1. Pertaining to an apostle, or to the apostles, their times,
or their peculiar spirit; as, an apostolical mission; the
2. According to the doctrines of the apostles; delivered or
taught by the apostles; as, apostolic faith or practice.
3. Of or pertaining to the pope or the papacy; papal.
Apostolical brief. See under Brief.
Apostolic canons, a collection of rules and precepts
relating to the duty of Christians, and particularly to
the ceremonies and discipline of the church in the second
and third centuries.
Apostolic church, the Christian church; -- so called on
account of its apostolic foundation, doctrine, and order.
The churches of Rome, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem
were called apostolic churches.
Apostolic constitutions, directions of a nature similar to
the apostolic canons, and perhaps compiled by the same
authors or author.
Apostolic fathers, early Christian writers, who were born
in the first century, and thus touched on the age of the
apostles. They were Polycarp, Clement, Ignatius, and
Hermas; to these Barnabas has sometimes been added.
Apostolic king (or majesty), a title granted by the pope
to the kings of Hungary on account of the extensive
propagation of Christianity by St. Stephen, the founder of
the royal line. It is now a title of the emperor of
Austria in right of the throne of Hungary.
Apostolic see, a see founded and governed by an apostle;
specifically, the Church of Rome; -- so called because, in
the Roman Catholic belief, the pope is the successor of
St. Peter, the prince of the apostles, and the only
apostle who has successors in the apostolic office.
Apostolical succession, the regular and uninterrupted
transmission of ministerial authority by a succession of
bishops from the apostles to any subsequent period.
Apostolic Ap`os*tol"ic, n. [L. apostolicus.] (Eccl. Hist.)
A member of one of certain ascetic sects which at various
times professed to imitate the practice of the apostles.
Meaning of Apostolic from wikipedia
to: An Apostle meaning
one sent on a mission: The Twelve Apostles
of Jesus, or something related
to them, such as the Church
- The Apostolic Fathers
were core Christian theologians among
the Church Fathers
in the 1st and 2nd centuries
AD, who are believed
to have personally...
the world, the largest national Apostolic Church
is now the Apostolic Church
Nigeria. The term "Apostolic
to the role of apostles
- An apostolic vicariate
is a territorial jurisdiction
of the Catholic Church under
a titular bishop centered
in missionary regions
- Apostolic Church
to: In the history
of Christianity, the church
of the Apostolic
Age (1st century
AD) Any apostolic
- The Apostolic Palace
Apostoli****; Italian: Palazzo
Apostolico) is the official residence
of the pope, the head of the Catholic
- Apostolic succession
is the method whereby
of the Christian Church
is held to be derived
from the apostles
by a continuous
on God's justice, but on His goodness". By the apostolic constitution Indulgentiarum doctrina
of 1 January
1967, Pope Paul VI,...
- An apostolic nunciature
is a top-level diplomatic mission
of the Holy See, equivalent
to an emb****y. However, it does not issue
visas, nor does it have...
- term describing
adjectives—"One, Holy, Catholic
"—of traditional Christian ecclesiology
in the Niceno-Constantinopolitan...
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