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A brief review of apostolic succession

A brief review of apostolic succession

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    • 1. Apostolic Succession
    • 2. The Inner Circle (Transfiguration, Garden of Gethsemane etc.) Peter who were they? brothers “Sons of Thunder”, possibly cousins of Jesus John James
    • 3. John
      • disciple of the St. John the Baptist
      • the “one Jesus loved”
      • followed Jesus after arrest
      • at the foot of the Cross
      • first to acknowledge the Resurrection
      • Jesus entrusted him to care for His mother
    • 4. James
      • fisherman
      • “ thunderous” temper?
      • first martyred Apostle 44 A.D.
    • 5. Peter- Is this Man Qualified to Lead the Church?
      • Jesus’ prophesy of death “get behind me Satan”
      • hastily cutting off ear of priest servant
      • fell asleep in the Garden
      • wash Jesus’ feet incident
      • walked on water (almost)
      • denied Jesus 3 times before rooster crowed
    • 6. Peter’s Confession
      • Jesus asked, "Who do you say I am?"
      •   Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.“
      •   Jesus replied, "Blessed are you, Simon, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
      Mt 16: 15-19
    • 7.
      • 1. Jesus: "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?"
      • Peter: "Yes, Lord, you know t that I love you.“
      • Jesus: "Feed my lambs."
      • 2. Jesus: "Simon, son of John, do you love me?"
        • Peter: "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.“
        • Jesus: "Tend my sheep."
      • 3. Jesus: "Simon, son of John, do you love me?"
        • Peter (distressed): "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you."
        • Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep”.
      John 21:15-19 Peter’s “Ordination”
    • 8.
        • Jesus: “Amen, amen, I say to you…when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone …will lead you where you do not want to go."
    • 9. “ Upon this Rock I will build my Church” Matthew 16:18
    • 10.  
    • 11. Christmas Mass 2008 St. Peter’s Basilica
    • 12. Peter Appointed a Successor Before He Died St. Linus, the 2 nd pope
    • 13. Early Church Persecution Martyrdom of Pope Clement I
    • 14. The Church came out of hiding as Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity His mother St. Helena played an important role in Church and Shrine building and collecting artifacts
    • 15. Constantine Formed the Council of Nicea 325 AD They had collections of writings including Scripture but Apostolic Tradition ruled the day, The Holy Bible as we know it today came still later…!
    • 16. clerical/ political election (Popes and Anti-Popes) An Unbroken Chain Peter Linus ~30 Popes (reigning under persecution/martyrdom) Clement Emperor Constantine313 A.D.
    • 17. Priests Bishops College of Cardinals Pope Bishops ordination
    • 18. You are also at the end of this chain!
      • Holy Communion
      • Confirmation
      Priests/Bishops provide these sacraments to us as they act in persona Christi when ordained by the authority of Apostolic Succession
    • 19. Apostolic Succession in part of the Orthodox Church “Valid Holy Orders/in Full Communion” Andrew: Eastern & Russian Orthodox Mark: Greek Orthodox Bartholomew/Jude: Armenian Apostolic Church Thomas: Syrian/Indian Philip: Ethiopian Orthodox Church James the Lesser: Greek Orthodox of Jerusalem Mark: Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria Barnabas: Orthodox Church of Cyprus
    • 20. Apostolic Disconnection Eastern Orthodox c.1000 A.D. Lutherans 1517 Anglicans 1534 Presbyterians 1534 Baptists 1605 Episcopalians, 1600s. Methodists, 1744. Mormons (Latter Day Saints), 1829. Salvation Army, 1865. Pentecostals, 1900s.
    • 21. The Apostolic Mission
      • Unite the
      • Church
      • as one
      • catholic faith
    • 22. The End

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