Dear friends and forum users,
Recently I got very interested in the Apostolic Succession and the Episcopal Lineage. I found it fascinating that every Catholic bishop could trace his back their “episcopal ancestors” back to Jesus and His Apostels.
Now, I already saw the wonderful site Catholic Hierarchy. A beautiful work in progress. But unfortunantly it does not contain information about the episcopal lineage from starting from the Apostles. And that is where I am interested in. Who did the Apostles ordain as bishops and who did they on their turn ordain as bishops? I can’t seem to find (complete) information about this online, so I was thinking this could be a small project on this forum. Gathering information about the first episcopal ordinations (preferably with references!).
To give an example on the list:
Saint Peter (possibly died AD 67), Prince of the Apostles and first Bishop of Rome
*]1. Saint Evodius (died around AD 69), Bishop of Antioch as successor of Saint Peter. Ordained at Antioch in AD 53.