Apostolic Succession


The uninterrupted succession of lawfully-ordained bishops extending from the Apostles down to the present bishops of the Church, who thus have received the powers of ordaining, ruling, and teaching bestowed on the Apostles by Christ.

MLA Citation

  • “Apostolic Succession”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2019. Web. 5 March 2021. <>