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The Didascalia (Gk διδασκαλία, “teaching”) is an anonymous early Christian church order, written in the area of Syria in the mid-3rd century. The text, which claims apostolic authorship, purports to have originated at the Apostolic Council. It discusses questions of community life and assigns a dominant role to the bishop. The original Greek text has been preserved complete in Syriac.


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Steimer, Bruno, “Didascalia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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