February 02, 2006 Length: 59:34
The phrase "apostolic succession" has a number of different meanings among the various Christian traditions, but is key to a proper understanding of Orthodox ecclesiology and her claim to be the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church stated in the Nicene Creed. Here we offer a modest explanation of the Orthodox Church's view, focusing on the collegiate role of Bishops - in whose office and authority is found the continuation of Christ and His Apostles' sacramental unity, oversight and teaching through history to the present day.
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