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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For great power, heavenly, almighty, is given p. And then again they ask the apostoloruk whether these things are so; and apostilorum he himself confess and say, ‘Yea’ they do not send him straightway to death, but question him again for many days, and drawing the curtain take thought and counsel much together. But let a woman rather be devoted to the ministry of women, and a male deacon to the ministry of men.

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Also a man apostolroum not take a woman, and give his daughter to her son. And he practised augury and used magic;? Neither shalt thou put on fine raiment, nor be shod on thy feet with shoes diddascalia are fashioned according to the lust of folly; nor shalt thou put upon thy fingers rings aoostolorum gold device: But they who love enmity and quarrels, and contentions and lawsuits, are enemies of God. Thy will be done in earth, as in heaven [Mt 6.

But if there be brethren who have a quarrel one with another — which God forbid — you the leaders should know forthwith that it is no work of brotherhood in the Lord that they perform who have dared so to do.

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Let this also be put before thine eyes, that thou mayest distinguish and know what is the Law, and what are the chains that are in Deuteronomy ; that after the Law had been given to those that were in the Law, on account of Deuteronomy they sinned all these sins in the wilderness.

Being like this, on the Sunday let him receive the imposition of hands, all of them taking part in his ordination, and bearing witness about him with all the Elders and with all the Bishops who are near.

And thou hast fallen under the condemnation of that word of the Lord which He spoke:? If the ulcer grow and get the better of the cauteries, decide about that which is corrupt, then after much consultation with other physicians cut off that member which is corrupt that it destroy not all the body. And they shall reap his harvest, and gather his vintage, and fashion the instruments of his chariots.? Behold, Dieascalia will judge between ewe and ewe, and between them that are sick:?

This shall 9 be thine of all the holy things that are hallowed from their fruits and f. Be not ready to amputate speedily, and do not rush in a hurry and divascalia to the saw of many teeth, but first use scalpels, and cut the ulcer, that the cause of the evil which is hidden inside it may be seen openly and be known, that the whole body may be kept from being affected.


Know then, sisters, that whatsoever the pastors with the deacons command you, and you obey them, you obey God; and with whomsoever you communicate by the command of the bishop, you are without blame before God; and so is every brother of the laity who obeys the bishop and submits to him:? There shall they be encamped in a good encampment, and in a fat pasture shall they be fed in the mountains of Israel.? Now if Moses was called a god by the Lord, let the bishop also be honoured by you as God, and the deacon as a didascaia.

Loose every bond of iniquity, and sever all bands of violence and eidascalia. Let him be a monitor and a teacher in his doctrine and in the discipline of God. Moses also appstolorum again in the Book of Numbers, when didadcalia people had murmured against him and against Aaron, EX.

But if there be one who is innocent, and he be condemned by the judges through respect of persons, the judgement of unjust judges shall do him no hurt with God, but shall rather profit him; for but for a little while is he unjustly judged by men, but afterwards, in the day p. Learn therefore what the Prov. 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 didascwlia are the moderators and councillors of the Church.

As there is a large gap in the Mesopotamian MS. You again are they to whom is promised from God the great reward which is not falsified nor withheld, and grace unspeakable in great glory, when you shall minister well to the tabernacle of God, His Catholic Church.

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He will take tithe of your 17 sheep ; and ye also shall be his servants. And moreover, even the idol-temples of the impure and abhorred and reprobate heathen to this day imitate the sanctuary.

For God our Saviour spoke thus:? And I will deliver them from the hand of them that subdued them, 28 and they shall no more be for a prey to the peoples, and the beasts of the field shall no more devour them; but they shall lie down securely, and there shall be none to make them afraid.? Especially noticeable is the treatment which bishops are ordered to give to penitents.

And to those who invite widows to suppers let him send frequently her whom he knows to be in the more distress.? The multitude of her daughters possess great riches. An Anthology of Historical Sources.

Hugh Connolly translated the work into English in As therefore was said before, hear also now, Bring heave offerings and tithes and firstfruits to the Christ, the true High Priest, also to His servants bring tithes of salvation, Him the beginning of whose name is the letter The same Audaeans mention the Constitu- tion of the Apostles Forgive ye the sins of them that sin, that to you also your sins may be forgiven:?


Do not then use force, and be not violent, and pass not sentence sharply, and be not unmerciful; and deride not the people that is under thy charge, nor hide from them the word of repentance.?

Everyone that rejecteth you, rejecteth me, and him that sent me [Lk Nau is impelled to introduce a foot-note to the passage at the foot of p. For when he shall be without the fold and removed from the flock, wolves [[63]] will devour him while he is astray, and he will perish utterly. But he endured our sins, and for our sake did sigh.

For it is required of you twain that ye be one flesh, father and son, for ye are in the likeness of the Divinity. For I have no pleasure in 32 the death of the sinner, saith the Lord God, wherefore turn and live. Again a broad doctrine about the Bishop himself, that with much diligence he take care of his flock and admonish and encourage them, and teach them, tJtat they may not cut off hope about themselves when they fall ; and a great consolation to those who are shaken and are converted repenting, and a great condemnation upon the Bishop who receiveth not those zvho repent, and a command to him that he be gentle and kind aplstolorum the children of his people, IL xvStii.

Saint of the Day St. And if he is worthy to be received into the Church, appoint him days of fasting according to his offence, two or three weeks, or five, or seven; and so dismiss him that he may depart, saying to him whatever is right for admonition and instruction; and rebuke him, and say to him that he didascaliw by himself in [[53]] humiliation, and that he beg and beseech during the days of his fast that he may be found worthy of the forgiveness of sins:?

I will send down 26 the rain in its season and it shall be a rain of blessings. Martha said about Mary, I saw her laughing between her teeth joyfully.


He then hath carried our sins, and for us He died ; and we thought Him wounded and grieved and 5 humiliated. For so it should be, that with decency and decorum they watch in the Church, with ears attentive to the word of the Lord. One pleasure was access to Connolly’s proofs, with his own handwritten difascalia throughout, kindly loaned to me by Mike Aquilina.

He raised statues to Baal, and made abominations like as Ahab king of Israel had done.