OSV Alive in Christ Logo
Close
Close
Close
Close

Program terms and definitions, with audio.

Select Letter

View All

A

Apostles' Creed

one of the Church's oldest creeds. It is a summary of Christian beliefs taught since the time of the Apostles. This creed is used in the celebration of Baptism.

apostolic the teaching authority of the Church comes directly from Jesus and his chosen Apostles because the bishops of the Church are direct successors of the Apostles
Apostolic Succession the term used to describe how the authority and power to lead and teach the Church is passed down from the Apostles to their successors, the bishops
Ascension when the Risen Jesus was taken up to Heaven to be with God the Father forever