Apostolic ( adjective , noun )

(As an adjective)

Apostolic ( adjective )

  1. Of or relating to the apostles, their teachings, or the Christian church founded by them.
  2. Of or relating to an apostle, especially Saint Peter as the foremost of the apostles.

Origin:

From late latin apostolicus, from greek apostolikos, from apostolos 'messenger, apostle'.

Examples:

  1. The apostolic succession of bishops can be traced back to the original twelve apostles.
  2. The gospel according to Matthew is considered an apostolic writing.
  3. The apostolic letters in the New Testament are addressed to early Christian communities.
  4. The apostolic fathers were early Christian leaders who knew and were directly influenced by the apostles.
  5. The apostolic church in Rome is built over the site of Saint Peter's tomb.

(As a noun)

Apostolic ( noun )

  1. Of or relating to the apostles, their teachings, or the Christian church founded by them.
  2. Of or relating to an apostle, especially Saint Peter as the foremost of the apostles.

Origin:

From late latin apostolicus, from greek apostolikos, from apostolos 'messenger, apostle'.

Examples:

  1. The apostolic succession of bishops can be traced back to the original twelve apostles.
  2. The gospel according to Matthew is considered an apostolic writing.
  3. The apostolic letters in the New Testament are addressed to early Christian communities.
  4. The apostolic fathers were early Christian leaders who knew and were directly influenced by the apostles.
  5. The apostolic church in Rome is built over the site of Saint Peter's tomb.
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