Definition of Apostolicity

1. Noun. The quality of being apostolic, notably of preserving authenticity within the mission and tradition of the Christian church as founded by Jesus Christ and his twelve original Apostles, through their representatives and successors in the papacy and episcopate. ¹



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Definition of Apostolicity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apostolicity

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Literary usage of Apostolicity

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"apostolicity.—The apostolicity of the Church consists in its identity with the body which Christ established on the foundation of the Apostles, ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"Its holiness is shown by the fact that Christ is its head, and that the sanctifying grace of God works within it; its apostolicity, by its original ..."

3. A Treatise on the Church of Christ: Designed Chiefly for the Use of Students by William Palmer (1841)
"... apostolicity OF THE CHURCH. (• THE church of Christ is, by the admission of all parties, apostolical, or derived in some manner from the apostles. ..."

4. Elements of Christian Doctrine by Thomas Alexander Lacey (1901)
"The ideal apostolicity of the Church involves the continuance of the apostolate in ... The practical apostolicity of the Church is a matter of organization, ..."

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