Episcopate vs Apostolicity - What's the difference?

episcopate | apostolicity |


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.

episcopate

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Bishops seen as a group.
  • The American Roman Catholic episcopate regularly meets together.
  • The tenure in office of a bishop.
  • Bishop Smith's episcopate ran for more than 30 years.
  • (rare) A bishop's jurisdiction, the extent of his diocese.
  • Synonyms

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    apostolicity

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • 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.

    References

    * Catholic Encyclopaedia