a spoon having at the end of the handle the figure of one of the 12 apostles, formerly given as a christening present.
a silver spoon with a figure of one of the Apostles on the handle
- Apostles’ creed
a creed, dating back to about a.d. 400, traditionally ascribed to Christ’s apostles and having widespread acceptance in the Christian church. It begins “I believe in God the Father Almighty.”. noun a concise statement of Christian beliefs dating from about 500 ad, traditionally ascribed to the Apostles
- Apostles, the twelve
apostles, the twelve The twelve men chosen by Jesus to follow him and to spread the gospel after his death. They included Peter, James, John, Thomas, Matthew, and Judas Iscariot (who was later replaced). Paul, even though he was not one of the Twelve, is generally considered an apostle because of his crucial role in […]
any of the early followers of Jesus who carried the Christian message into the world. (sometimes initial capital letter) any of the original 12 disciples called by Jesus to preach the gospel: Simon Peter, the brothers James and John, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas Iscariot. […]
the dignity or office of an apostle. Roman Catholic Church. the dignity and office of the pope as head of the Apostolic See. the mission of bishops in their dioceses. an organization of the laity devoted to the mission of the Church. Historical Examples Mr. Archer has been followed, and perhaps outrun, in his apostolate […]