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A church order is any work that primarily lays down the practices of whatever church in which
the work originated. The largest of these that I will be dealing with here is The Apostolic
Constitutions, which is actually a compilation of several older church orders, including (so far
as we know) The Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus of Rome, The Didache, The Didascalia,
The Apostolic Canons, and a certain number of prayers which may have their origins in the
Hellenistic synagogue. There are also, apparently, clear ties to the Clementine Liturgy.
Once my translation of the complete Apostolic Constitutions is
complete, I intend to present
here a color-coded version indicating the various sources mentioned above, as well as the
work of the editor of the Apostolic Constitutions.
Hippolytus, The Apostolic TraditionThe Didascalia Apostolorum
The Apostolic Canons
The Apostolic Constitutions