Apostolical canons

See under Apostolical.

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The first canon of the Apostolical Canons, a set of nonconciliar canons that originated prior to the First Ecumenical Council and were believed (especially by the Eastern Church) to have been set down by the Apostles themselves, proclaimed "Let a bishop be ordained by two or three bishops.
Furthermore, the Kormchaia Kniga, the canon law in use by the Medieval Russian Church, contained the texts of the Apostolical Canons, the Ecumenical Councils of Nicaea, Chalcedon, Ephesus, and others; regional councils such as the Councils of Antioch, Carthage, and Sardica (modern-day Sophia, Bulgaria); as well as patristic and other ecclesiastical writings.
16) In fact, the opening lines of the Regulation are very similar to the fourth canon of the First Ecumenical Council (First Nicaea) and the third canon of the Second Council of Nicaea, as well as the thirty-first canon of the Apostolical Canons (the latter quoted above by Kiprian).
For a discussion of the Apostolical Canons, see 591-93; Beneshevich, Drevnei-slavianskaia kormchaia XIV titulov bez tolkovanij, 1:62.
See the canons of the First and Second Councils of Nicaea and the Apostolical Canons, cited above.