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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
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.
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Entry for 'Succession, Apostolic'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/s/succession-apostolic.html. 1910.
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26