What is Apostolic Succession?

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Apostolic Succession

But did not Jesus say of Peter, that he was the "rock" upon which his church would be built. Thus the continuity of the church seems more likely to followed Peter. While Paul took great comfort that Jesus "annointed" him as an apostle, he seemed very unconcerned about the future need for a church as the whole thing was to come crashing down soon (momentarily?).