apostolicity definition

  • noun:
    • The quality of being apostolic, notably of preserving credibility within the goal and custom associated with the Christian church as established by Jesus Christ and his twelve original Apostles, through their representatives and successors into the papacy and episcopate.
    • The quality of becoming apostolic; one of the four characteristics regarding the real church as given within the Constantinopolitan Creed, a. d. 381, namely, unity, sanctity, catholicity, apostolicity.

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