Apostolic Succession means that the apostolic tradition (including teaching, preaching, and spiritual authority including: the power to consecrate bread and wine into the Real Presence of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ and to forgive sins) is handed down from the apostles via a succession of bishops through the laying on of hands, affecting a real and permanent change/mark on the recipients soul.
This is a sign and guarantee that the Church, both local and universal, is in continuity with the apostles and to the True Church Our Lord founded.
Table of Succession of the Old Roman Catholic Church
The Diocese (See) of Utrecht was founded in 695 when Saint Willibrord was consecrated bishop of the Frisians at Rome by Pope Sergius I and counts among her sons: St. Boniface, Pope Adrian VI (d.1523), and Thomas A Kempis (author of the Imitation of Christ).
1655 + Antonio, Cardinal Barberini, Archbishop, Reims
also principal episcopal consecrator of Giulio Rospigliosi who became Pope Clement IX.
1668 + Charles Maurice Le Tellier, Archbishop, Reims
1670 + Jacques-Benigne Bossuet, Bishop, Meaux
1693 + Jacques Goyon de Matignon, Bishop, Condom
1719 + Dominique Marie Varlet, Bishop, Ascalon
1739 + Petrus Johannes Meindaarts, Archbishop, Utrecht
1745 + Johannes van Stiphout, Bishop, Haarlem
1763 + Gualtherus van Niewenhuisen, Abp., Utrecht
1778 + Johannes Adrian Broekman, Bishop, Haarlem
1797 + Johannes Jacobus van Rhijn, Archbishop, Utrecht
1805 + Gilbertus Cornelius de Jong, Bishop, Deventer
1814 + Willibrordus van Os, Archbishop, Utrecht
1819 + Johannes Bon, Bishop, Haarlem
1825 + Johannes van Santen, Archbishop, Utrecht
1853 + Hermanus Heijkamp, Bishop, Deventer
1873 + Gaspard Johannes Rinkel, Bishop, Haarlem
1892 + Gerardus Gul, Archbishop, Utrecht
1908 + Arnold Harris Mathew, Archbishop, London
1912 + Rudolphe de Landes Berges, Bishop, Scotland
1915 + Carmel Henry Carfora, Archbishop, Chicago
1935 + Richard Arthur Marchenna, Archbishop, Newark
1950 + Gerard George Shelley, OSJ, Archbishop, Caer-Glow
1975 + John Joseph Humphreys, OSJ, Archbishop, Caer-Glow, Bishop, Florida
1984 + John Joseph Greed, Bishop, Massachusetts
2007 + Richard John Euler, Auxiliary
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