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The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
The name given to the last book of the Bible; a Greek word meaning Revelation. The book of the Revelation was written by St. John Evangelist about A.D. 96 or 97. Its purpose is set forth by Bishop Wordsworth as follows: "The Apocalypse is a manual of consolation to the Church in her pilgrimage through this world to the heavenly Canaan of her rest."
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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Apocalypse'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/a/apocalypse.html. 1901.