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 (ăp′ə-stŏl′ĭk) also ap·os·tol·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of or relating to an apostle.
a. Of, relating to, or contemporary with the 12 Apostles.
b. Of, relating to, or derived from the teaching or practice of the 12 Apostles.
a. Of or relating to a succession of spiritual authority from the 12 Apostles, regarded by Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and some others to have been perpetuated by successive ordinations of bishops and to be requisite for valid orders and administration of sacraments.
b. Roman Catholic Church Of or relating to the pope as the successor of Saint Peter; papal.

ap′os·tol′i·cal·ly adv.
ap′os·tol·ic′i·ty (-stə-lĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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Adj.1.apostolical - proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles; "papal dispensation"
2.apostolical - of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings
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The Prior at length recollected himself sufficiently to be aware that he was compromising his dignity, by squabbling with such a hedge-priest as the Outlaw's chaplain, and being joined by his attendants, rode off with considerably less pomp, and in a much more apostolical condition, so far as worldly matters were concerned, than he had exhibited before this rencounter.
We made no long stay in a place where they stopped their ears against the voice of God, but returned to the foot of that mountain which we had left some days before; we were surrounded, as soon as we began to preach, with a multitude of auditors, who came either in expectation of being instructed, or from a desire of gratifying their curiosity, and God bestowed such a blessing upon our apostolical labours that the whole village was converted in a short time.
His favourite subjects were church discipline, rites and ceremonies, apostolical succession, the duty of reverence and obedience to the clergy, the atrocious criminality of dissent, the absolute necessity of observing all the forms of godliness, the reprehensible presumption of individuals who attempted to think for themselves in matters connected with religion, or to be guided by their own interpretations of Scripture, and, occasionally (to please his wealthy parishioners) the necessity of deferential obedience from the poor to the rich--supporting his maxims and exhortations throughout with quotations from the Fathers: with whom he appeared to be far better acquainted than with the Apostles and Evangelists, and whose importance he seemed to consider at least equal to theirs.
The primitive apostolical men, being daily and hourly accustomed to sacrifice and dedicate to God even ordinary things, by mixing them up with Christian and heavenly associations, might well consider everything as becoming .
In the 1830s, Newman had rejected Wood's ideas that doctrine could develop within the Church over time and that the only tests for developments of doctrinal truths were that they must not be contrary to Scripture or to the Apostolical tradition.
All of this harmonizes with Godwin's contention that, when modems fail to meditate on mortality, "[they] are apt to grow, in the apostolical phrase, too 'worldly,'" but that by contemplating the literary dead where they lie, they may elevate themselves and exchange the future for the past (12).
Els continguts de l'AC es desenvolupen mitjancant catorze arbres principals: elemental (naturalesa), vegetal (botanica), sensual (zoologia), imaginal (coses imaginades i llurs aplicacions a les arts mecaniques i liberals), humanal (tractat d'antropologia, psicologia), moral (etica), imperial (politica), apostolical (govern eclesiastic), celestial (astronomia i astrologia), angelical (angeologia), eviternal (sobre el paradis i l'infern), maternal (sobre la verge Maria), cristianal (cristologia) i divinal (teologia); s'hi afegeixen l'arbre exemplifical, que proporciona una gran quantitat d'eximplis il-lustratius dels continguts exposats, i l'arbre questional, una mena de metode per resoldre interrogants plantejats en relacio als catorze arbres primers.
High Churchmen "tended to uphold in some form the doctrine of apostolical succession as a manifestation of [their] strong attachment to the Church's catholicity" (Peter Nockles, The Oxford Movement in Context: Anglican High Churchmanship, 1760-1857 [Cambridge: Cambridge Univ.
He reminded them that "the dispersion of the Apostolical church at Jerusalem was very sad, and yet it was nothing but the dissemination of the Gospel amongst other Nations.