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Definition: The Didache was rediscovered in a monastery in Constantinople and published in 1883. It is a controversial instructional book, whose date has been much debated. Currently, the Didache, a non-canonical book, is believed to have been wrtten between A.D. 70 and 100. The Didache claims to be the work of the Twelve Apostles.

The Didache is divided into three sections, catechism, description of the liturgy, and the organization of the Church.

Pronunciation: dee-da-ke • (noun)

Also Known As: The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles

Related Resources:

English translation of the Didache.

Eusebius of Caesarea, the father of Christian History, mentions the Didache.

Early Church Documents

Elsewhere on the Web:

Online text, links, and background information on the Didache.

Catholic Encyclopedia article on the Didache.

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