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 Apostolic Succession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Christianity, the doctrine of Apostolic Succession (or the belief that the Church is 'apostolic') maintains that the Christian Church today is the spiritual successor of the Church of the Apostles.
In Catholic and Orthodox theology, the unbrokenness of apostolic succession is significant because of Jesus Christ's promise that the "gates of hell" (Matthew 16:18) would not prevail against the Church, and his promise that he himself would be with the apostles to "the end of the age" (Matthew 28:20).
Their succession derives from John Wesley who was an ordained priest of the Church of England, but not himself a bishop and therefore had no power to consecrate others.
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 Succession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Succession may be thought of as a more general term for any possible progression, as in chord progression or harmonic progression, though not all simultaneity successions are harmonic progressions.
Ecological succession is the change in the types species of an ecological community observed over time.
Apostolic Succession is the lineage from the apostles to current bishops.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Succession   (500 words)

  
 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Apostolic succession -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
While denying that Anglicans participate in the apostolic succession, Roman Catholics recognize the validity of the apostolic successions of the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) claims that apostolic succession was broken during the Great Apostasy, or falling away from the teachings of Jesus Christ, and later restored in America.
In Catholic and Orthodox theology, the unbrokenness of apostolic succession is significant because of Jesus Christ's promise that the gates of hell would not prevail against the Church, and his promise that he himself would be with the apostles to the end of the age.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/ap/Apostolic_succession   (676 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apostolicity
Apostolicity of mission means that the Church is one moral body, possessing the mission entrusted by Jesus Christ to the Apostles, and transmitted through them and their lawful successors in an unbroken chain to the present representatives of Christ upon earth.
This Apostolic succession must be both material and formal; the material consisting in the actual succession in the Church, through a series of persons from the Apostolic age to the present; the formal adding the element of authority in the transmission of power.
Apostolicity, or Apostolic succession, then, means that the mission conferred by Jesus Christ upon the Apostles must pass from then to their legitimate successors, in an unbroken line, until the end of the world.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01648b.htm   (1546 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apostolic Succession
Apostolicity as a note of the true Church being dealt with elsewhere, the object of the present article is to show:
That Apostolic succession is found in the Catholic Church.
The shortest-lived Apostolic Church is that of Jerusalem.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01641a.htm   (2478 words)

  
 CCLEC Publications -- Apostolic Succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Thus, apart from wishes that the Church's apostolic ministry had been given in some other way or form, we are on safe ground in asserting that the three-fold ministry of bishops, priests, and deacons is the authoritative pastoral and teaching ministry of the Apostolic Church.
To them, the succession has no meaning apart from the fullness of the faith, and the succession is the Church's God-given means for the orderly transmission, within the communion of the whole Church and by the whole Church through her previously admitted ministers, of apostolic ministerial authority.
It is to say that he has publicly and consistently maintained the apostolic faith and that he has been publicly tested, approved, and consecrated a bishop by the ministers of apostolic order within the communion of the apostolic church.
www.episcopalian.org /cclec/column7.htm   (1484 words)

  
 Topical Sermons - Apostolic Succession
Apostolic succession is the line of bishops stretching back to the apostles.
Roman Catholics recognize the validity of the apostolic successions of the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches (such recognition is not reciprocated by the Eastern Orthodox...) - ibid.
Mt 16:18 - the assumption is made that apostolic succession is necessary for Jesus' promise concerning the church to be fulfilled b.
www.ccel.org /contrib/exec_outlines/top/aposucc.htm   (1408 words)

  
 His By Grace--Apostolic Succession
The test was simple: Just trace the apostolic succession of the claimants...The Church Fathers, who were links in that chain of succession, regularly appealed to apostolic succession as a test for whether Catholics or heretics had correct doctrine.
The doctrine of apostolic succession teaches that the apostles delegated their authority to their successors, who delegated it to their successors, and so on, down through the ages.
But lest the point be still unclear, we have another witness to the fact that, for the early church, apostolic succession was a matter of the truthfulness of the doctrine preached by the supposed lineal descendants of the apostles.
www.gracesermons.com /robbeeee/tim3.html   (4586 words)

  
 Successors of the Apostles (This Rock: July-August 2001)
The doctrine of apostolic succession-central to the Catholic Church's identity with the Church founded by Jesus in the first century-involves there being an unbroken line of bishops from the beginning of Christian history to the present.
Due to bishops' role as the successors of the apostles, possession of a valid episcopacy is necessary for a church to claim apostolic succession.
Apostolic succession thus involves in the bishops serving as successors to the apostles, not serving as apostles.
www.catholic.com /thisrock/2001/0107bt.asp   (1556 words)

  
 Apostolic Succession and the New Israel
The bishops of the Church are the authorized successors of the apostles (2 Tim 2:2; Titus 1:5), having received authorization from them and the apostolic charism of the Spirit (1 Cor 12:28-31) by the laying on of hands in ordination (Heb 6:2; 1 Tim 4:14-16; 2 Tim 1:6, 13-14; Tit 1:5).
But [it is also incumbent] to hold in suspicion others who depart from the primitive succession, and assemble themselves together in any place whatsoever, either as heretics of perverse minds, or as schismatics puffed up and self-pleasing, or again as hypocrites, acting thus for the sake of lucre and vainglory.
For this is the manner in which the apostolic churches transmit their registers: as the church of Smyrna, which records that Polycarp was placed therein by John; as also the church of Rome, which makes Clement to have been ordained in like manner by Peter" (ibid., 32).
www.preteristvision.org /articles/apostolic_succession.html   (2108 words)

  
 Apostles Can become Bishops (Apostolic Succession)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
'Apostolic succession' is not a perpetuation of the Apostles.
The Apostolic Age ended with the death of the Apostle and Evangelist Saint John the Theologian.
'Apostolic succession' refers to the overseers -- episkopos -- the office established by the Apostles to be their successors (but not their equals!) thereby ensuring the preservation of the Holy Catholic and Orthodox Faith -- 'the faith which was once delivered unto the saints' [Jude 1:3].
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 Bishops of the Inclusive Orthodox Church Apostolic Succession
In Christian doctrine apostolic succession asserts that, by the grace of God, the chosen successors of the apostles hold the same authority, powers, and responsibilities as Jesus gave to the apostles.
Orthodox Christians and Roman Catholics have always held that such an unbroken apostolic succession is essential to a valid Christian ministry, since it serves as the formal and traceable connection between the bishops of today and the apostles and holy fathers of the Church through all ages.
Apostolic tradition mandates that a bishop be consecrated by at least two or three bishops, so various collateral lines of succession are of importance since they also bestow the apostolicity of the Roman Catholic, Orthodox Christian, Oriental Orthodox and the Succession of the Archbishops of Canterbury.
www.inclusiveorthodox.org /aposuc.htm   (524 words)

  
 APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION
APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION has been a water­shed issue since the second century, not as a mere dogma, but as crucial to the preservation of the Faith.
Apostolic succession is an indispensable factor in preserving unity in the Church.
Those in that suc­cession are accountable to it, and are responsible to ensure that all teaching and practice in the Church is in keeping with her apostolic foundations.
www.antiochian.org /1123706286   (249 words)

  
 Apostolic
In its concrete form, apostolic succession is the line of bishops stretching back to the apostles.
The role of apostolic succession in preserving true doctrine is illustrated in the Bible.
And it is in her that the faithful everywhere have maintained the Apostolic Tradition" (ibid., 3:3:2).
www.geocities.com /junmeskie/Apostolic.html   (847 words)

  
 Apostolic Succession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Bishops who can trace their consecrations organically through the laying on of hands back to the Apostles are considered to be in "Apostolic Succession." Christ entrusted the continuation of His ministry to the Apostles, who in turn became founders and leaders of the first communities of Christ’s followers.
A traceable lineage was articulated as the foundation for the authenticity and unity of Faith in the communities of Historic Christianity.
The Christian Doctrine affirming the significance of the connection of the bishops with the Apostles is referred to as "Apostolic Succession".
www.aocc.org /apostolic.htm   (370 words)

  
 Apostolic Succession
The validity of apostolic succession is a key factor in determining the sacerdotal powers of the Church.
The principal line of apostolic succession of the Church of Antioch comes from the Roman Catholic Church, through the Dutch Old Catholic Church and the Liberal Catholic Church in England.
The validity of this line of succession is widely recognized, the earliest recorded member being Roman Catholic bishop Scipione Rebiba.
www.concentric.net /~Cosmas/apostolicsuccession.htm   (280 words)

  
 (United Reform Catholic Church of Honolulu - Kaneohe, HI) Apostolic Succession Validity
Bishop Chuck Leigh is the Pastor of Christ the Servant Apostolic Catholic Church; Bishop of the Apostolic Catholic Church, Diocese of Florida; and Dean of the College of Judicatory Leaders of the Florida Council of Churches.
Realizing that their execution would literally end the Russian Orthodox Apostolic Succession, Archbishop Sergius asked to be given half an hour of prayer with his bishops and Mr.
ULDERICO CARPEGNA, Bishop of Gubbio in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace of the Quirinal, Rome.
www.unitedreformcatholicchurch.com /mjkimokeawe   (3737 words)

  
 apostolic succession. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
For the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Anglican churches, this link with the apostles is what guarantees for them their authority in matters of faith, morals, and the valid administration of sacraments.
Essential to maintaining the apostolic succession is the right consecration of bishops.
Apostolic succession is to be distinguished from the Petrine supremacy (see papacy).
www.bartleby.com /65/ap/apostSuc.html   (199 words)

  
 The Greek Schism and Apostolic Succession
The apostolic ministry is, therefore, the sacrament of the effective presence of Christ and of his Spirit in the midst of the people of God, and this view in no way underestimates the immediate influence of Christ and his Spirit on each believer.
The church, therefore, has judged that ordination, given and received in the understanding she herself has of it, is necessary to apostolic succession in the strict sense of the word.
"The apostolic succession of the ministry concerns the whole church, but is not something which derives from the church taken as a whole but rather from Christ to the apostles and from the apostles to all bishops to the end of time."
www.catholiceducation.org /articles/history/world/wh0064.html   (4599 words)

  
 Unofficial Home Page of The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
We've kept to a traditional interpretation of "Apostolic," in which we mean keeping the historic Apostolic succession of ordination.
All Apostolic Churches agree that Baptism and Eucharist (Lord's Supper) are sacraments.
Because of concerns about an invalid Apostolic succession concerning certain bishops, all Anglican ordinations are performed today by three bishops present, to ensure that should one line of succession be invalid, the other two will be valid.
www.nestorian.org /unofficial_home_page_of_the_on.html   (2369 words)

  
 Rejection of Pascal's Wager: The Apostolic Succession: Polycarp and Clement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
We have seen earlier that the claims of apostolic authorship of the New Testament and the closeness of most of the apostolic fathers to the apostles are spurious.
For this is the manner in which the apostolic churches transmit their registers: as the church of Smyrna, which records that Polycarp was placed therein by John...
For this is the manner in which the apostolic churches transmit their registers...as also the church of Rome, which makes Clement to have been ordained in like manner by Peter.
www.geocities.com /paulntobin/apostolic.html   (5931 words)

  
 HTC: The Significance of Apostolic Succession in Heterodoxy Pt. 1
For example, there is a mass of theological literature on the Anglican hierarchy with both those who oppose and those who support its recognition, resting their case on Apostolic succession; with the former rejecting it and the latter proving it.
This line is the absence of proper Apostolic succession in the episcopal ordination of a given group (along with the Apostolic teaching on the priesthood).
The Church understands Apostolic succession not merely as an external mechanical transfer of the very act of ordination but also the faith connected with this act namely the preservation of the Apostolic teaching on the grace of priesthood within a given group.
www.holy-trinity.org /ecclesiology/succession-1.html   (4022 words)

  
 Apostolic Succession: a primer
Augustine, however, articulated the doctrine that the orthodoxy and the validity of the apostolic succession of a bishop were two separate issues.
Bishops who were consecrated in direct Apostolic Succession although "heretics" could still exercise their office as stewards of the sacraments in a valid manner.
When you look at the Apostolic lines of +Robert Samuel Loiselle we believe you will see they are by the grace of the Almighty Father and the power of the Holy Spirit both valid and lawful.
www.cinemaparallel.com /apostolic.succession.html   (1457 words)

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