As nouns the difference between episcopate and apostolicity
is that episcopate
is bishops seen as a group while apostolicity
is the quality of being apostolic, notably of preserving authenticity within the mission and tradition of the christian church as founded by jesus christ and his twelve original apostles, through their representatives and successors in the papacy and episcopate.
Bishops seen as a group.
The tenure in office of a bishop.
- The American Roman Catholic episcopate regularly meets together.
(rare) A bishop's jurisdiction, the extent of his diocese.
- Bishop Smith's episcopate ran for more than 30 years.
The quality of being apostolic, notably of preserving authenticity within the mission and tradition of the Christian church as founded by Jesus Christ and his twelve original Apostles, through their representatives and successors in the papacy and episcopate.
* 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 427:
- his Church did its best to trump Rome in apostolicity by declaring that it had been founded by the first-recruited among Christ's Apostles, Andrew.