Catholic Apostolic Church

The term Catholic Apostolic Church belongs to the entire community of Christians (cf Catholic), quoting the last sentence of the Nicene Creed. It has, however, also become specifically applied to the movement often called Irvingism, although it was neither actually founded nor anticipated by Edward Irving, and nor was the title Catholic Apostolic ever assumed by the members, except insofar as it applied to the whole community of Christians as described above. This misapprehension results from later external analysis, which assumed that the results of the ecumenical prayer movement in the early 19th century, accompanied by what were regarded as outpourings of spiritual gifts in Great Britain (and elsewhere, though swiftly repressed by the local church authorities in other countries), was the genesis of yet another Christian sect. The Catholic Apostolic Church was organised in 1835 under the lead of apostles. The last apostle died in 1901 after which the membership gradually declined.

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