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Church Orders

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 Tradition 

The Didascalia Apostolorum

 

Coming soon!

The Didache

The Apostolic Canons

The Apostolic Constitutions