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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 by other writers full of ardour and talent.
The English Stage Augustin Filon

The wide unfulfilled provinces of his apostolate ever called him on.
The Preacher and His Models James Stalker

Not once do we see him resorting to miracle to prove his apostolate or to bolster up his ideas.
Life of St. Francis of Assisi Paul Sabatier

Oh perfect morals, and worthy of martyrdom or the apostolate!
The Ruins C. F. [Constantin Francois de] Volney

Fifty rupees were paid for each adhesion, and fifty ministers devoted themselves to this apostolate.
The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell

He must take up his apostolate, be ready should need arise to face martyrdom.
Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig

Here we have disembodied spirits of all ranks, and this is the apostolate of their reincarnation.
The Arena Various

No apostolate was of any value, if it could not show letters emanating from this central college.
English Conferences of Ernest Renan Ernest Renan

It was left to me to carry on the apostolate, and I can’t take it on any other ground.
Strange Stories Grant Allen

Not only was the apostolate Galilean,—it was plebeian, and that without a solitary exception.
Expositor’s Bible: The Gospel of Matthew John Monro Gibson

the office, authority, or mission of an apostle


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