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Definition of Apostolical
ApostolicalApostolic 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.
Meaning of Apostolical from wikipedia
and theology. Ashgate
Publishing. p. 27. ISBN 978-0-7546-1601-6. "Apostolical
constitutions". Encyclopaedic Dictionary
- Canterbury, or any bishop
in America; and your baptism
is as safely apostolical
as any ever administered
to king, prelate, or prince. And this fact will...
to: An Apostle meaning
one sent on a mission: The Twelve Apostles
of Jesus, or something related
to them, such as the Church
2017. The translation
The Genuine Epistles
of the Apostolical
Fathers, St. Barnabas, St. Clement, St. Ignatius, St. Polycarp, the Shepherd...
- An apostolic vicariate
is a territorial jurisdiction
of the Catholic Church under
a titular bishop centered
in missionary regions
- The Vatican Apostolic Library
(Latin: Bibliotheca Apostolica
Vaticana, Italian: Biblioteca Apostolica
Vaticana), more commonly known
as the Vatican
- The Apostolic Canons
or Ecclesiastical Canons
of the Same Holy Apostles
of the Holy Apostles
is a 4th-century Syrian Christian
text. It is an...
- Apostolic Church
to: In the history
of Christianity, the church
of the Apostolic
Age (1st century
AD) Any apostolic
- early Christianity during
of the apostles
the 1st century
AD, the apostles established churches
- The Apostolic Palace
Apostoli****; Italian: Palazzo
Apostolico) is the official residence
of the pope, the head of the Catholic
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