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Apostolic (Greek Ἀποστολικὴν) is the fourth mark of the Church, the others being "One", "Holy" and "catholic", contained in the Nicene Creed, which is an exposition of faith accepted by most self-identifying Christian Churches and communions (see Nicene Christianity).

Apostolic may refer to;

The Apostles[edit]

An Apostle meaning one sent on a mission:

Specific to the Roman Catholic Church[edit]

National churches[edit]

International churches[edit]


  • An Apostolic see is any episcopal see whose foundation is attributed to one or more of the Apostles. (For the Roman Catholic usage, when capitalized and used with the definite article, see above).
  • Apostolic poverty, a doctrine professed in the 13th century by certain religious orders
  • Apostolic King, hereditary title of the King of Hungary