Apostolic succession

Apostolic succession, the derivation of episcopal power in an unbroken line from the Apostles, a qualification believed by High Churchmen to be essential to the discharge of episcopal functions and the transmission of promised divine grace.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Apostolic Fathers * Appala`chians
Apollodo`rus
Apollonius of Rhodes
Apollonius of Tyana
Apol`los
Apollyon
Apologetics
Apostate
Apostle of Germany
Apostles, The Four
Apostolic Fathers
Apostolic succession
Appala`chians
Appenzell`
Ap`pian
Ap`pian Way
Apple of Discord
Appleby
Applegath, Augustus
Appleton
Appleton, Ch. Edward
Appomattox Courthouse