Category Archives: Didache

The Didache 34 – Watch For Your Life’s Sake

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. Today we reach the end of the Teaching and the conclusion of this series. Watch for your life’s sake. Let not your lamps be quenched, nor your loins unloosed; but be ready, for you know not the hour in which our […]

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The Didache 33 – Coda

This post, You Cannot Be Too Gentle, captures much of the heart of what I was trying to say about even the difficult ground of reproof. The quote is short so I’ll reproduce it here. You cannot be too gentle, too kind. Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of each other. Joy, radiant […]

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The Didache 33 – Reprove One Another In Peace

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. And reprove one another, not in anger, but in peace, as you have it in the Gospel. But to anyone that acts amiss against another, let no one speak, nor let him hear anything from you until he repents. But your […]

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The Didache 32 – Appoint Bishops and Deacons

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. Appoint, therefore, for yourselves, bishops and deacons worthy of the Lord, men meek, and not lovers of money, and truthful and proved; for they also render to you the service of prophets and teachers. Therefore do not despise them, for they […]

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The Didache 31 – The Lord’s Day

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. But every Lord’s day gather yourselves together, and break bread, and give thanksgiving after having confessed your transgressions, that your sacrifice may be pure. But let no one who is at odds with his fellow come together with you, until they […]

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The Didache 30 – Supporting Prophets

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. But every true prophet who wants to live among you is worthy of his support. So also a true teacher is himself worthy, as the workman, of his support. Every first-fruit, therefore, of the products of wine-press and threshing-floor, of oxen […]

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The Didache 29 – Be Hospitable, But Do Not Support Idleness

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. But receive everyone who comes in the name of the Lord, and prove and know him afterward; for you shall have understanding right and left. If he who comes is a wayfarer, assist him as far as you are able; but […]

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The Didache 28 – Apostles, Teachers, and Prophets

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. Whosoever, therefore, comes and teaches you all these things that have been said before, receive him. But if the teacher himself turns and teaches another doctrine to the destruction of this, hear him not. But if he teaches so as to […]

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The Didache 27 – Thanks When All Are Filled

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. But after you are filled, give thanks this way: We thank Thee, holy Father, for Thy holy name which You didst cause to tabernacle in our hearts, and for the knowledge and faith and immortality, which You modest known to us […]

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The Didache 26 – Open Communion?

This series is reflecting on the Didache if you want to read it separately. But let no one eat or drink of your Eucharist, unless they have been baptized into the name of the Lord; for concerning this also the Lord has said, “Give not that which is holy to the dogs.” I tend toward […]

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