constitutions of the holy apostles
constitutions of the holy apostles
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Edited, with Notes, by James Donaldson, D.D.
Table of Contents


Title Page

Introductory Notice to Constitutions of the Holy Apostles.

constitutions of the holy apostles. Book I. Concerning the Laity.

Sec. I.--General Commandments.

Sec. II.--Commandments to Men.

Sec. III.--Commandments to Women.

constitutions of the holy apostles. Book II. Of Bishops, Presbyters, and Deacons.

Sec. I.--On Examining Candidates for the Episcopal Office.

Sec. II.--On the Character and Teaching of the Bishop.

Sec. III.--How the Bishop is to Treat the Innocent, the Guilty, and the Penitent.

Sec. IV.--On the Management of the Resources Collected for the Support of the Clergy, and the Relief of the Poor.

Sec. V.--On Accusations, and the Treatment of Accusers.

Sec. VI.--The Disputes of the Faithful to Be Settled by the Decisions of the Bishop, and the Faithful to Be Reconciled.

Sec. VII.--On Assembling in the Church.

Sec. VIII.--On the Duty of Working for a Livelihood.

Elucidation.

constitutions of the holy apostles. Book III.

Sec. I.--Concerning Widows.

Sec. II.--On Deacons and Deaconesses, the Rest of the Clergy, and on Baptism.

constitutions of the holy apostles. Book IV.

Sec. I.--On Helping the Poor.

Sec. II.--On Domestic and Social Life.

constitutions of the holy apostles. Book V.

Sec. I.--Concerning the Martyrs.

Sec. II.--All Association with Idols is to Be Avoided.

Sec. III.--On Feast Days and Fast Days.

constitutions of the holy apostles. Book VI.

Sec. I.--On Heresies.

Sec. II.--History and Doctrines of Heresies.

Sec. III.--The Heresies Attacked by the Apostles.

Sec. IV.--Of the Law.

Sec. V.--The Teaching of the Apostles in Opposition to Jewish and Gentile Superstitions, Especially in Regard to Marriage and Funerals.

Sec. VI.--Conclusion of the Work.

constitutions of the holy apostles. Book VII. Concerning the Christian Life, and the Eucharist, and the Initiation into Christ.

Sec. I.--On the Two Ways, --The Way of Life and the Way of Death.

Sec. II.--On the Formation of the Character of Believers, and on Giving of Thanks to God.

Sec. III.--On the Instruction of Catechumens, and Their Initiation into Baptism.

Sec. IV.--Enumeration Ordained by Apostles.

Sec. V.--Daily Prayers.

constitutions of the holy apostles. Book VIII. Concerning Gifts, and Ordinations, and the Ecclesiastical Canons.

Sec. I.--On the Diversity of Spiritual Gifts.

Sec. II.--Election and Ordination of Bishops: Form of Service on Sundays.

Sec. III.--Ordination and Duties of the Clergy.

Sec. IV.--Certain Prayers and Laws.

Sec. V.--All the Apostles Urge the Observance of the Order of the Church.

The Ecclesiastical Canons of the Same Holy Apostles.

Elucidations.




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