DIDACHE OF THE LORD THROUGH THE TWELVE APOSTLES

Text of the Didache (c.130 A.D.) The Lord’s Teaching through the Twelve Apostles to the Nations 1. The Two Ways, one of life and one of death There are two ways, one of life and one of death; but a great difference between the two ways. The way of life, then, is this: First, you […]

PAPIAS BISHOP OF HIERAPOLIS, FRAGMENTS

Papias Bishop of Hierapolis (‘The Elder’), Fragments ¬†Written by Papias the Elder   Fragment 1, From the Exposition of the Oracles of the Lord.(1) [The writings of Papias in common circulation are five in number, and these are called an Exposition of the Oracles of the Lord. Irenaeus makes mention of these as the only […]

MARTYRDOM OF POLYCARP

Martyrdom of Polycarp Written by¬† the Clergy of the Church of Smyrna Text taken from the Ante-Nicene Fathers series, vol. i; with corrections by M.C. Steenberg. The Church of God which sojourns at Smyrna, to the Church of God sojourning in Philomelium, and to all the congregations of the Holy and Catholic Church in every […]

EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS

Polycarp of Smyrna, Epistle to the Philippians Written by Polycarp of Smyrna Text taken from the Ante-Nicene Fathers series, vol. i; with corrections by M.C. Steenberg. Polycarp, and the presbyters with him, to the Church of God sojourning at Philippi: Mercy to you, and peace from God Almighty, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, our […]