What is Apostolic Succession?

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Apostolic Succession

An addition to my earlier post.
Roman Catholics are not the only ones claiming an unbroken line of succession. Others include
the Orthodox, Anglicans, and many off-shoots of the catholic church itself such as Independent
Catholics, Reformed Catholics, to name a couple. It is the unbroken apostolic succession which assures
the churches the authority of the validity of their sacraments, Marriage, ordination, Eucharist, etc.
An earlier posted the question, which is more important, tradition or apostolic succession? What would
Paul say? What would Peter say? Hmmmmm (I hope I'm not speaking to an empty room.)