The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Apostolic, Apostolical
APOSTOLIC, APOSTOLICAL. Pertaining to or descending from the apostles. The term is used to designate men who were companions of the apostles and those Church Fathers who were contemporary with the apostles. A supposed apostolic source was claimed by use of the titles Apostolic Constitutions and Apostolic
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Apostolic, Apostolical
APOSTOLIC, APOSTOLICAL. Belonging or relating to or traceable to the apostles, such as apostolical age, apostolical doctrine, etc. The title, as one of honor, and likely also implying authority, has been falsely assumed in various ways. The pretended succession of bishops in some churches is called apostolical
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Apostolic, Apostolical
APOSTOLIC, APOSTOLICAL — of or pertaining to the twelve apostles or the faith, teaching, and practice of these apostles. While the word “apostolic” does not appear in the New Testament, the period in early church history when the Apostles were alive is commonly called the Apostolic Age.
A Catholic Dictionary
apostolicus. The word was applied to bishops generally in the ancient Church, rather, however, as an epithet than as a title. Then it was restricted to metropolitans or primates; thus Pope Siricius writes (about a.d. 390), “ut extra censcientiam sedis apostolicæ, id est, primatis, nemo audeat ordinare.”
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Apostolic Times
Apostolic Times.—The time when the Apostles lived; the first century of the Church.
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
APOSTOLICI, one of the names adopted by an ascetic sect in Phrygia, Cilicia, and Pamphylia. Their leading principle seems to have been the rejection of private property. They are also said to have resembled Tatian, the Encratites, and the “Cathari” (Novatians), in that they refused to admit offenders
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Apostolic Faith
APOSTOLIC FAITHWhen He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth. John 16:13.But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. Gal. 1:18.O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust. 1 Tim. 6:20.