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Didascalia Apostolorum (translated by R. Hugh Connolly) The Didascalia, or the Catholic Teaching of the Twelve Apostles and Holy Disciples of Our Saviour, . The following text is from R. Hugh Connolly, Didascalia Apostolorum. Oxford: Clarendon Press, While I have not included Connolly’s extensive. Didascalia Apostolorum: Apostolic Constitutions: are an adaptation of the Didascalia Apostolorum, written in Syria about ad They deal with Christian.

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Since therefore you are the members of Christ, do not scatter yourselves from the Church by not assembling.? A portion of the Malabar MS. Warnings to Bishops; how they ought to conduct themselves.


For those who are gadabouts and without shame cannot be still even in their houses [cf. Manasseh also shed much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from rim to rim with the slain, because of the sins which he com- mitted ; and he made Judah to sin in doing evil before the Lord. The Doctrine about Women, that they please and honour their Husbands only Thou art my son:? Woe to them that make bitter sweet, and sweet bitter; and call light darkness, and darkness light; and acquit the wicked for his bribe, and turn away the innocency of the innocent [Isa 5.

And when he that sinned has repented and wept, receive him; and while the whole people prays over him, lay hand upon him, and suffer him henceforth to be in the Church.

For if any man run after iniquity and be contrary to the will of God, the same shall be accounted unto God as heathen and ungodly. Thou therefore do not put them on thy heart, for our Saviour came for nothing else but to fulfil the Law, and to loosen us from the chains of 1 S. For one who has been sinning lacks understanding, and no more spares his soul. Nor let an Elder baptize his son according to the flesh, unless a reason of death should happen to that child and there be no stranger Elder to baptize him.


The author was apparently a bishop, and presumably a Catholic. Thus the flock will remain pure. For to you bishops it is said in the Gospel: Love thy neighbour as thyself [Mt As I have said in the Introduction to the previous volume, those from the Old Testament are all from the Sep- tuagint, and I subjoin a list of them. On whom shall I look and take pleasure in himbut on the quiet and meek, that trembleth at my words?

For the Law is in the first place that which f. And make not your worldly affairs of more account than the word of God; but on the Lord’s day leave every thing and run eagerly to your Church; for she is p. Thou shalt not covet what belongs to thy neighbours. Nor a man a woman, and give his daughter to her brother.

Their feet are swift to evil, and they hasten to shed blood. Admonish as for repentance, and 1 S. For it is written in. Wherefore, that thou observe not the bishop, nor require an account of him, nor speak ill of him and oppose God, nor offend the Lord, [ii. And let the young women who are married and have children stand apart, and the aged women and widows sit apart.

For the Lord God has said:? The pastor who is appointed bishop and head among the presbytery in the Church in every congregation, it is required of him that he be blameless, in nothing reproachable [1Tim 3.

And thou shalt not be ready to cut off the members of the Church; but employ the bandages of the word, and the fomentations of admonition, and the [[]] compress of exhortation. For a layman has the care of himself alone, but thou carriest the burden of all. I will stretch out my hand against him, and he shall be for a byword and a parable [cf.


Now for us ourselves, Aaron is the Deacon, and Moses n. For if there be a widow who II.

Didascalia Apostolorum

In like manner therefore, ye also, O pastors, conduct yourselves ; because the Church is a body, the members being we who believe in God, and are in love in the fear of the Lord according to the commandment of the tradition which we have received. But if any man leave the assembly of the Church of God and go to the assembly of the gentiles, what shall he say, and what excuse can he make to God in the day of judgement?

And if thou know of one who is in much distress, and the bishop know not of him, do thou inform him; and without him do not, to his discredit, anything, lest thou bring a reproach upon him as one who neglects the poor. When I say to is the righteous that he shall surely live, if he trust to his righteousness, and do iniquity, all his righteousness that he hath done shall not be remembered to him, but in the iniquity that he hath done shall he die.

How Widows ought to deport themselves. Thou shalt not corrupt boys.

Deal with him therefore as it is written in Wisdom:? The Gospel is cited by name, usually that of St.

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Never Miss any Updates! And let the young girls also sit apart; but if there be no room, let them stand up behind the women.

Let not the sun go down upon thine anger [Eph 4.