Didache

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Didache

(dĭd`əkē) [Gr.,=teaching], early Christian work written in Greek, called also The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. Dates for its composition suggested by scholars have ranged from A.D. 50 to A.D. 150. Discovered in 1875 by Bryennios, Greek Orthodox metropolitan of Nicomedia, it is an invaluable primary source for the primitive church. The first part is a collection of moral precepts, perhaps based on rabbinical teachings (there are many quotations from the Old Testament); the second portion gives directions for baptism and the Eucharist; the third contains directions for bishops and deacons. The Didache may be of composite authorship. A short work, it has been published in English translation in collections of patristic literature.
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This respect for the teachings of the apostles grows into a respect for their writings and the writings of their followers as scripture, the witness inspired and guided by the Spirit.
In response to this call, we have taken as our focus the four elements indicated in Acts 2:42 namely: the teachings of the apostles, the celebration of the Eucharist, community life, and prayer, and from those flow our way of life and our devotions.