SAINTS OF MY HEART
Why is the Church called Apostolic?
Topic 274 of the Catechism
of Saint Philaret of Moscow, Russia (+1867)
Because she has from the Apostles, without break or change, both her doctrine and the succesion of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, through the laying of consecrated hands. In the same sense the Church is called Orthodox, or Right-believing.
“You are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;” (Eph. 2:19-20).
LOVE AND REPENTANCE