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  • n. Plural form of apostle.
  • n. Letters dismissory.


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  • Cyprian, "Christ says to the apostles, _and thereby to all prelates who by vicarious ordination are successors of the apostles_.

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  • The facade, depicting Christ and the 12 apostles, is one of the finest examples of Churrigueresque architecture in Mexico.

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  • Depicting Jesus sodomizing his apostles is not considered to be a “degradation of religious symbols” in Austria, but referring to the historic fact that Muhammad married a six-year old girl is “incitement to racial hatred.”

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  • Because this authority from the apostles is necessary, the Church must have valid bishops who have received this commissioning.

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  • The New Testament, after all, was initially called the apostolic writings, so what one might mean by 'with the apostles' is 'with these texts.'

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  • The theme of rejection and denial by the apostles is so strong in the Gospels that behind it must lie some hard core of fact.

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  • “Superstitionis indignae est, ut archisynagogi sive presbyteri Judaeorum vel quos ipsi apostolos vocant, qui ad exigendum aurum atque argentum a patriarcha certo tempore diriguntur,” etc. (“It is part of this worthless superstition that the Jews have chiefs of their synagogues, or elders, or persons whom they call apostles, who are appointed by the patriarch at a certain season to collect gold and silver”).

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  • Because the apostles 'oral word was as trustworthy as their written word, it by no means follows that the oral word of those not apostles is as trustworthy as the written word of those who were apostles or inspired evangelists.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Jerusalem, and after the decease of all the other apostles, is next to certain, though the precise time cannot be determined.

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  • She says that prelates, whom she calls apostles, are the channels of the Holy Spirit, first to the priests and then to the people; and that this communication, is not by the truth, but tactual, by the laying on of hands.

    A Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians


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