Early Church History 10

Baptismal Creeds and Teachings

Acts of the Apostles 8, 16.

emersion; imposition of hands, epiclesis

charismatic gifts like prophesy and glossalalia

Luke: Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He interpreted to them what referred to Him in all the scriptures.

Tertullian: We are plunged into the waters not in order to stop sinning, but because we have stopped sinning, since we are already washed in our hearts. Repentance. VI

Hippolytus: Martyr's privilege

Joseph Martos, DOORS TO THE SACRED. 1981.

Symbolum Apostolicum, The Apostles' Creed

saint Ambrose

Council of Ferrara (1438), Archbishop of Ephesus, Marcus Eugenicus

Lorenzo Valla

Acts 8:37 "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."

Herculaneum, 70 A. D. Mount Vesuvius ΙΧΘΥΣ

Romans 1:3 As a message of God's Son, who was made to him of the seed of David, according to the flesh, who was predestined the Son of God in power, according to the spirit of sanctification by the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead.

Ignatius of Antioch: Jesus Christ/ race of David and Mary/ born, ate and drank/ persecuted under Pontius Pilate/ crucified and died/ witnessed by all beings heavenly, earthly and under the earth/ raised from the dead ... by the Father/ his Father will raise us up/ in Christ Jesus/ as we believe in him/ without whom we have no true life.

Justin Martyr, Hippolytus' APOSTOLIC TRADITION

Archbishop Philotheos Briennios of Nicomedia

1873 Convent of the Holy Sepulcher (Istanbul)

"a piety built upon a clear understanding of the transformations that modern society requires of the ancient Church"

Quasten. PATROLOGY. 1


Aaron Milavec. THE DIDACHE

1.1.1 There are two ways, one of life and one of death. The way of life: you shall love God, who created you; second, your neighbor as yourself.

1.2 Whatever you would not wish to be done to you, do not do to another.

7: 1 - 4 In regard to baptism, baptize thus: after the foregoing instruction, baptize in the name of the Father; and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, in living water. If you have no living water, then baptize in other water. If you have neither, pour water three times over the head in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

9: 1 - 5 As regards the Eucharist, eucharistize thus: First, in regard to the cup, say "We hive you thanks, our Father, for the holy vine of David, your son which you have made known to us through Jesus your Son. Glory be to you forever." In regard t the broken bread, say "We give you thanks our Father, for the life and knowledge which you have made known to us through Jesus your Son. Glory be to you forever.

9: 5 Let no one eat or drink of the Eucharist with you except those who have been baptized in the name of the Lord

15.2.2 You will not murder offspring by means of abortion, and you will not kill them having been born.