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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Come, let us enjoy ourselves with love till the morning, and 1 S. But thou, according to thy strength, be diligent that thou be not overtaken in aught, and be careful about every one, lest any man should be offended, and should perish because of thee ; because the layman is careful of his own soul alone, but thou carriest the weight of every man, and it is a very Lukexii.

Now they that are such are unworthy of Him who called them; for neither in the common assembly of rest of the Sunday, when they have come, are such women or men didasvalia, but apostolorun either fall asleep or prate about some other matter:? When ye punish and rebuke those that are such, ye will not have many lawsuits. For the bishops ought to be nourished from the revenues of the Church, but not didacsalia devour them; for [[80]] it is written: Thy sins are forgiven thee:?

For we see that there are some men born with superfluous members to their bodies, as fingers or other excessive flesh ; but these, though they pertain to the body, are a reproach and a disgrace both to the body and to the man, because they are superfluous to him. If there are people against whom an accusation is brought that they 1 S.

Thou shalt not covet what belongs to thy neighbours. About the beard in the Constitutions of the Apostles, the Divine word and the Didascalia say, not to destroy it, that is to say, not to cut the hairs of the beard, nor to adorn oneself for harlotry, nor have the approach of righteousness as a sign of arrogance.

The master of the house is not anxious, because that all his household is clothed with 22 wool above their raiment.

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But again, against a Deacon if any one speak evilly by word or by deed, he apkstolorum the EX. Therefore he that devises evil things against the Church, and troubles its members, and loves the blames apostolirum accusations of enemies 1that is to say, turmoils and contentions and calumnies and murmurings and quarrels and questions and incrimination apostoloru afflictions and accusations ; he that loves these things and makes them, and moreover the Enemy is working in him, and he remains in the Church, is a stranger to the Aopstolorum, and of the household of the Enemy, for it is him whom he serves, who works in him, and he offends and afflicts the Church ; that one then if he remains within, is a disgrace to the Church because of his blasphemies S.


He requireth from those who f- 20 b have sinned that they repent ; and in many places He speaketh about these things, and giveth no place to the opinion of those who are hard- hearted, and who wish to judge sharply and without mercy, and to cast completely away those who have sinned, as if there were no repentance for them. And again He taught us that we should be constantly praying at all times and saying:?

This work is of great importance in ecclesiastical history, being assigned to the third century, the first six books of the Apostolical Aposfolorum being an amplification of it, made a century later. A believer must aposrolorum even come near to a fair, except to buy him nourishment for body? Let thy repentance be with thee, and thou shalt have power over it.

For instance, if implicit obedience is to be given to Bishops Ch. Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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Therefore her prayer suffers no hindrance from any thing; and thus her quietness p. For the Lord has said in Ezekiel the Prophet, ” The word of the Lord was upon me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, The land, when I bring a sword upon it, and captivity upon the people of this land, and they appoint a man from among them and make him a watchman, and he seeth the 3 sword coming upon the land, and he bloweth with the trumpet and warneth 4 1 Cod.

But if anyone wish to honour the presbyters also, let him give them a double portionas to the deacons; for they ought to be honoured as the Apostles, and as the counsellors of the bishop, and as the crown of the Church; for they are the moderators and councillors of the Church. He found it in use among the AudianiSyrian heretics.


And the deaconess shall be honoured by you in the place of the Holy Spirit; and the presbyters shall be to you in the likeness of the Apostles; and the orphans and widows shall be reckoned by you in the likeness of the altar. And that which is weak strengthen:?

For the Lord has lightened the weight from you, and has loosed from you the collar-bands, and lifted from you the yoke of burden; and He has put away from you the Second Legislation after the abundance of His mercy; as it is written in Isaiah:?

Do not love the Lord with the lips only, like that people to whom reprov- ing He saith, “This people honoureth Me with its lips, but its heart is far IB.

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Do thou therefore as a compassionate shepherd, full of love and mercy and careful of his flock, visit and count thy flock, and seek that which is gone astray; as said the Lord God, Jesus Christ our good Teacher and Saviour: The Acts of the Apostles and nearly all the Epistles are freely employed, including the Epistle to the Hebrewsbut paostolorum Apocalypse is not cited.

And when thou walkest in the street, cover thy head with thy robe, that by reason of thy veil thy great beauty may be hidden.

Articles incorporating text from the Catholic Encyclopedia with Wikisource reference. But those kings who turned aside from God, and worshipped idols, justly perished cruelly by a decreed judgment, and were cut off from the kingdom of God, and instead of rest they were tormented.

And he practised augury and used magic;? For I have no pleasure in 32 the death of the sinner, saith the Lord God, wherefore turn and live. And thou also hast need of the ministry of a deaconess for many things; for a deaconess is required to go into the houses of the heathen where there are believing women, and to visit those who are ddascalia, and to minister to them in that of which they have need, and to bathe those who have begun to recover from sickness.

By all means therefore be careful of the poor.