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“The Didache - Greek Text with English translation”
A brief manual of Church life and order dating from the 1st or 2nd century. Information is given about baptismal and eucharistic practice.
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Chapter 7. Concerning Baptism. And concerning baptism, baptize this way: Having first said all these things, baptize into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, in living water. But if you have no living water, baptize into other water; and if you cannot do so in cold water, do so in warm. But if you have neither, pour out water three times upon the head into the name of Father and Son and Holy Spirit. But before the baptism let the baptizer fast, and the baptized, and whoever else can; but you shall order the baptized to fast one or two days before.
Chapter 8. Fasting and Prayer (the
Lord's Prayer). But let not your fasts be with the hypocrites, for they fast
on the second and fifth day of the week. Rather, fast on the fourth day and the
Preparation (Friday). Do not pray like the hypocrites, but rather as the Lord
commanded in His Gospel, like this:
Chapter 9. The Eucharist. Now
concerning the Eucharist, give thanks this way. First, concerning the cup:
Chapter 10. Prayer after Communion.
But after you are filled, give thanks this way:
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Baptism and the Eucharist in the Early Church
Early Church life and practice
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