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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I have not breath to lift up my head for the multitude of my iniquities. I have sinned, Lord, I have sinned. Deacons, and Orphans and Widows. As of old the priests and kings were anointed in Israel, do thou in like manner, with the imposition of hand, anoint the head of those who receive baptism, whether of men or of women; and afterwards — whether thou thyself baptize, or thou command the [[]] deacons or presbyters to baptize — let a woman deacon, as we have already said, anoint the women.

With force and with derision ye were subduing them. Except your righteousness abound more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shalt not enter into the kingdom of heaven [Mt 5. He found it in use among the Audiani, Syrian heretics.

Moses also said again in the Book of Numbers, when the people had murmured against him and against Aaron, EX. And He saith again in the Gospel:?

For I have no pleasure in 32 the death of the sinner, saith the Lord God, wherefore turn and live. And let him not be crafty and extravagant, nor luxurious, nor pleasure-loving, nor fond of dainty meats. Affliction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known.

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Therefore as good stewards of God, do well in dispensing the things that are given and come into the Church, according to the commandment, to the orphans and widows and those who are in straits and to strangers, like men who know that ye have a God who requires at your hands an account of the stewardship which He has committed to you.

Matthewthe others less often, and that of St. And when thou hast found it, bear it upon thy shoulders, rejoicing because thou hast found that which was gone astray; and bring it and let it mix with the flock. For thus the Lord desireth, that those who are His own in truth, should never have aught against any, and should not be angry with any one 3.

And to those who question them let them the widows make answer only in refutation of idols and concerning the unity of God.


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For when the pastor shall be remote from all evil, he will be able to constrain his disciples also and encourage them by his good manners to be imitators of his good works; as p.

For this reason therefore even if thou read in Deuteronomy, in this alone be intelligent to know, and glorify God, who has delivered us from all these chains.

Our crimes and our sins are upon us, didasaclia in them we are wasted away:? Judge right judgement in the gates [Zech 8. Everyone that gathereth not with me, scattereth [Mt Present, therefore, your offerings to the Bishop, either ye yourselves, or by means of the Deacons ; and what didasxalia receives let him deal to you justly, for the Bishop is well acquainted with those who are afflicted ; for he provides for every one and gives as it becomes iddascalia ; lest any one should receive many times in the day or in the week, and f.

But if there happen anything, apostoloruj the operation of the Enemy, let them be judged before you ; let it be on Monday, lest it happen that some one rise up against the word of your judgments ; that apostolodum be opportunity for you until the Sabbath, that ye may arrange the matter, and make peace, and pacify them on the Sunday.

Also in the Gospel He saith thus, “Blessed are the Matt. Now if we have admonished and instructed you in brief, our sisters and our daughters and our members, do you as wise women seek and choose out for yourselves those things that are good and honourable and without reproach in worldly conversation; and learn and know those things whereby you may arrive at the kingdom of our Lord, apostolorjm may find rest, pleasing Him with good works.

Shall he that is fallen not rise up? But she soon interrupts her prayer by didaascalia of the distraction of her mind; for she does not offer prayer to God with all her heart, but goes off with the thought suggested by the Enemy, and talks with her friends didascalai some unprofitable matter.


And if he will not be convinced, reprove him before two or three, and fulfil that which was said, that at the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established ; for therefore, brethren, it is required for witness, that it stand upon the mouth of two or three witnesses, because the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost testify about the works of men ; for where there is admonition of doctrine, there is also discipline and conversion of those who have wandered.


The pastor who is appointed bishop and head among the presbytery aostolorum the Church in every congregation, didascalis is required of him that he be blameless, in nothing reproachable [1Tim 3.

But thou, if thou warn the people from its way and it be not warned, the wicked shall die in his iniquity, but thou shalt deliver thy soul. And let the deacon see that each of them on apostklorum goes to his place, that no one may sit out of his place.

But again, it may happen that he had formerly [[]] committed some sin, but is innocent of this present charge. All of them objected to this, apostolkrum said, Not two, but three, for there are twenty- four Elders, twelve on the right hand and twelve on the left.

But let them have very free access to the deacons, and let them not be troubling the head at all times, but making known what they require through the ministers, that is through the deacons.

All that ye shall bind on earth, it shall be bound in heaven; and all that ye shall loose, it shall be loosed. For that one, when he goes out for the second time from the Church, is justly cut off, and the Church -is the more beautified, for there is peace in it S.

And do you nourish well them that are in want, as being to render an account to Him who will require it, who can make no mistake nor be evaded.

These last may have been interpolated.

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Thou apostlorum my sister, and make known to thy soul understanding:? Socials Connect with us online. As a wise and sympathetic physician He cures all men, and mostly those who have wandered in their sins, for “the whole have Mark Let the bishops and the deacons, then, be of one mind; and do you shepherd the people diligently with one accord. Her tongue speaketh 27 firmly with intelligence and order ; the ways of her house are strict, she eateth not bread in idleness.

Next we find the whole work incorporated into the Apostolic Constitutions, at the end of the fourth century, and soon afterwards it is quoted in the Pseudo-Chrysostom’s “Opus Imperfectum in Matt. Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak against you every evil word for my sake, falsely.