The Early Eucharist (A.D. 30-180)

The Early Eucharist (A.D. 30-180)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...Christ in delivering us from ignorance, error, and bonds; so that your sacrifice may be blameless and acceptable to God who said of His universal Church: In every place shall be offered to Me incense and a pure sacrifice; for a great King am I, saith the Lord Almighty, and My Name is wonderful among the nations." The growth seems quite normal; the simplicity of the Didache has become less crude; the motives for thankfulness are more clear; and it is noticeable that the old title of the Breaking of Bread has dropped out. On the whole, the changes introduced into the Didache are in the directions of richer language and fuller theology, coupled with greater reserve. Epithets are often doubled, and sometimes trebled, in the style of the great Liturgies, for instance, that in the following book of the Constitutions. The Passion, Death, Resurrection and Glorification of the Lord have come to occupy their proper supreme position. Christ is God and Man, the Incarnate Word, the Saviour, whose precious Blood purchased the Church. The infant faith of the Didache has become the adult doctrine of the Incarnation, the Atonement, and the Sacraments. The ecclesiastical system is fully articulate; the Presbyters celebrate; the sacred Service is withheld from the Karapovrrr)s, to the exclusion of curious onlookers. The principle and practice of reserve are so directly inculcated, that the Seventh Book must belong to an earlier epoch or to other circumstances than the Eighth in which a full Liturgy is made public. Moreover it is not the Presbyters who are addressed but laymen, perhaps catechumens. There appears, then, a perplexing dilemma, unless the forms of 25, 26 are for lay use, to be said privately, like the forms provided in the more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236570243
  • 9781236570246