Click to donate today!
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
Apostles, Equal of
is a term applied to
(1) bishops supposed to be consecrated by apostles, as Aberciiss of Hierapolis (Oct. 22);
(2) holy women who were companions of the apostles, as Mary Magdalene, Junia, and Thecla;
(3) princes who have aided the spread of the faith, as Constantine and Helena in the Orthodox Greek Church, and Vladimir in 'the Russian Church;
(4) the first preachers, or "apostles," of the faith in any country, as Nina, in the Georgian calendar.
These files are public domain.
McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Apostles, Equal of'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/apostles-equal-of.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26