[ɐpəstˈɒlɪk], [ɐpəstˈɒlɪk], [ɐ_p_ə_s_t_ˈɒ_l_ɪ_k]

Definitions of apostolic:

  1.   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.
  2.   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.
  3.   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. That the apostolic office is temporary, is a plain historical fact. – Charles Hodge
  4. 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
  5. 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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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
  9. Oh for the clear accent, the ringing, joyous note of apostolic assurance! ” – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  10. 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