apostolic

[ɐpəstˈɒlɪk], [ɐpəstˈɒlɪk], [ɐ_p_ə_s_t_ˈɒ_l_ɪ_k]

Definitions of apostolic:

  1.   of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2.   Pertaining or according to the Apostles. Apostolic Fathers, Christian teachers in part contemporary with the Apostles. Apostolic See, the see of Rome or the Pope. Apostolic succession, the lineal transmission from the Apostles of the qualification necessary to constitute any one a minister of the grace of Christ. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   Alt. of Apostolical – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   A member of one of certain ascetic sects which at various times professed to imitate the practice of the apostles. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   Relating to the apostles or to the office of an apostle. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles; " papal dispensation" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   Of or relating to the twelve chosen followers of Christ, or to their age, doctrine, or practice; as, the apostolic faith. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for apostolic:

  1. Whoever removes the Cross and its interpretation by the New Testament from the center, in order to replace it, for example, with the social commitment of Jesus to the oppressed as a new center, no longer stands in continuity with the apostolic faith. – Hans Urs von Balthasar
  2. I held apostolic succession fully, and the channels of grace to be there only. – John Nelson Darby
  3. A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal. – Mohandas Gandhi
  4. That the apostolic office is temporary, is a plain historical fact. – Charles Hodge
  5. The Church, during the apostolic age, did not consist of isolated, independent congregations, but was one body, of which the separate churches were constituent members, each subject to all the rest, or to an authority which extended over all. – Charles Hodge
  6. The apostolic writings are of three kinds: historical, didactic, and prophetic. – Philip Schaff

Usage examples for apostolic:

  1. The Holy Spirit thought so in apostolic times. ” – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
  2. 8. Even Gesenius himself acknowledges elsewhere, that we have here the text for the whole Apostolic preaching on the atoning death of Jesus. ” – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  3. Oh for the clear accent, the ringing, joyous note of apostolic assurance! ” – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  4. “ I have no reason to think that he had yet read any of my poor verses, or had me otherwise than wholly on trust from Lowell; but he leaned over towards his host, and said, with a laughing look at me, " Well, James, this is something like the apostolic succession; this is the laying on of hands." ” – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  5. How eager the Russian people are for the simple Gospel, and with what amazing joy they now receive it, remind one of the Apostolic age. ” – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  6. We gather also from the New Testament, not to speak of other authorities, that in the apostolic days people were familiar with what were known as " hours of prayer." ” – A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer by William Reed Huntington
  7. It was not without meaning that, as early as in the apostolic times, the " Saints" was a kind of nomen proprium of believers, comp. ” – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  8. Instead of saying that a catholic ideal like this belongs to a later and post- apostolic age, we maintain, on the contrary, that a catholic mind like St Paul's, under the conditions of his time, could not fail to arrive at this conception. ” – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  9. 3. The sole and final cause why the Apostolic See granted supreme sovereignty and imperial jurisdiction over the Indies to the Kings of Castile and Leon was the preaching of the Gospel, the spread of the Christian religion, and the conversion of the nations of those regions, and not to increase their dignity or to make them richer princes than they were. ” – Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings by Francis Augustus MacNutt
  10. The first witnesses are those called the Apostolic Fathers, the disciples of the Apostles; but very little of their writings, and that disputed, remains. ” – Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries by Annie Besant
  11. Apostolic authority will not go half so far as personal influence in this case. ” – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  12. Some mortals at times can prophesy; for both in ancient prophetic and apostolic times, and in our own age, many people have been and are known to do it. ” – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  13. “ Laval, the first vicar- apostolic of New France, arrived in Quebec in 1659. In 1674 Quebec was made a diocese, and Laval became the first bishop. ” – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  14. Three of the four bishops, however, when duly applied to, took the matter of raising Dr. Seabury to the apostolic office into immediate and solemn consideration and consecrated him without delay. ” – Report Of Commemorative Services With The Sermons And Addresses At The Seabury Centenary, 1883-1885. by Diocese Of Connecticut
  15. There was something about all this that was apostolic in its simplicity and Christ imitation. ” – In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
  16. “ To furnish that was the well- accomplished task of rulers and priests in the middle ages, alike " in the realm of the Islamic king of kings and in that of the apostolic servant of servants." ” – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  17. But out of the immeasurable wealth of His teaching apostolic thinking naturally appropriated and made most of what was nearest in line with the prophets and the lawgivers of their race. ” – Modern Religious Cults and Movements by Gaius Glenn Atkins
  18. It seemed, as we read about it in the Bible, like apostolic times, as one after another was led down into the stream of water near the bridge, and was there buried in baptism. ” – Charlie Newcomer by Wilbur B. Stover
  19. The Archbishop of Seville, followed by the ministers of the inquisition and by the victims, had arrived in solemn procession at the " cadahalso," where, after the usual sermon in praise of the holy office and in denunciation of heresy, he had administered the oath to the Intante, who had duly sworn upon the crucifix to maintain forever the sacred inquisition and the apostolic decrees. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  20. They were still sitting together when the attendant entered and presented Giovanni with a large sealed letter, bearing the Apostolic arms, and addressed merely to the number of Giovanni's cell. ” – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford

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