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This community of disciples of Jesus was the beginning of our Church. The oral tradition of the Apostles was established in the infancy period of the Church, from the time of Jesus to the written Gospels. During this period the Christian faith was transmitted by word of mouth Romans The Levant, the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, served as the cradle of Christianity.
The Acts of the Apostles describe the emergence of Christianity beginning with the mission in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and spreading throughout Asia and the Mediterranean world. Luke portrays the actions of the Apostles and disciples, focusing primarily on Peter, upon whom Jesus founded his Church, and Paul, who was converted when he Saul saw the risen Christ.
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Acts describes Peter's early leadership and ministry, such as his four powerful speeches in Jerusalem Actsthe healings of Aeneas and Tabitha Acts 9his mission to the Gentile Cornelius and return to Jerusalem Actsand his presiding at the Council of Jerusalem Acts Following his conversion Acts 9: Paul and Barnabas met Peter in Antioch, Syria. Peter then went to Rome, while Paul made three missionary journeys from Antioch, traveling as far as Dalmatia or "Illyricum" Romans During Paul's second missionary journey Acts Paul returned to Ephesus in Asia Minor on his third missionary journey, where he spent a total of three years Acts The Acts of the Apostles concludes with Paul's fourth missionary journey to Malta and Rome as a prisoner in chains.
The Apostles, heeding the message of Jesus Christ to Go therefore and make disciples of all nations Matthew Andrew, Peter's brother, evangelized Byzantium, appointed Stachys Romans James, the son of Zebedee and brother of John, is believed to have preached in Spain; he is the only Apostle to have his martyrdom recorded in the Bible Acts John, the son of Zebedee and the brother of James, was the "one Jesus loved.
Christ on the Cross entrusted his mother Mary to John John James, son of Alphaeus, played an important role as head of the Church of Jerusalem and writer of the Letter of James in the Bible. According to the historian Flavius Josephus, he was stoned to death in 62 AD.
But when he put his hand in the Lord's side, he reacted with a beautiful profession of faith: Thomas traveled through Chaldea and Persia all the way to India!
And I say also unto thee, that 'thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Acts of the Apostles And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: Do this in remembrance of me.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians It is believed that the first Christian Letters were composed by St. Paul in the mid-first century AD.
Apostolic writings were considered Scripture in the early Church. Since no original manuscript by the author of a biblical book has yet been discovered, we cannot truly say when Apostolic writings were actually composed. An important observation is that not one Christian writer recorded the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.
It is noted that Acts ended abruptly with St. Paul under house arrest around 62 AD, with no mention of his trial or his subsequent activities. Furthermore, Luke did not mention the Roman persecution of Christians or the martyrdom of Peter and Paul in the mids, the leading figures in Acts.
Mention of Apostolic writings began to appear with the approach of the second century. The Apostolic Fathers were the next generation of Church leaders who received the Faith directly from the Apostles. Ignatius of Antioch wrote seven Letters circa AD on the road to martyrdom in Rome and was one of the first to distinguish between the writings of the prophets and the Gospel; he often referred to the sayings of Matthew. A disciple of the Apostle John, St.
Justin Martyr placed the memoirs of the Apostles on equal footing with the writings of the Prophets in AD. Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.
Gospel of John Second Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians 2: We are writing this so that our joy may be complete.
First Letter of John 1: The Church is the Body of Christ Ephesians 5: But it was the powerful witness of Christian martyrdom that led to continued expansion of the faith. The fish became a symbol of the Christian faith, adorning the catacombs and early Christian Churches.
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In a time when professing the Christian faith was an invitation to death, the fish became a secret code to introduce one Christian to another. One Christian would draw a curve representing half of the symbol, and the other one would complete the cryptic symbol by drawing the second curve see image.
Who Christ is, the Son of God, and His mission, Savior, are both expressed by the ancient symbol of the fish. Ignatius of Antioch, Syria circa AD described the transmission of the Christian faith through the bishop, priest presbyterand deacon, who received their authority through Apostolic succession.
The possession of sacred texts in times of persecution could mean discovery, imprisonment, and death. Also, it was common for people of that time to be illiterate.
In addition, production of written Scripture was a monumental task in itself, as each page of any text had to be hand-written on papyrus scrolls Luke 4: Written Scripture was in the hands of only a few.
Thus the oral Tradition of the Church through the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the Lord's Prayer, Baptism and the Apostles' Creed was vitally important to teach and guide the early Christian community. Persecution of Christianity under Roman rulers lasted nearly years, until the Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan in AD, which mandated complete toleration of Christianity in the Roman Empire. Thus the Church celebrates the Paschal Mystery of Christ by which He accomplished the work of our salvation.
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Justin Martyr described the Memorial of the Last Supper on Sunday, one that would be called the Divine Liturgy in the East and the Mass in the West, an event which has remained essentially the same for nearly years. The Church assembly would first have the Liturgy of the Word with readings and then a homily or sermon. This was followed by giving thanks in the Liturgy of the Eucharist: For not as common bread and common drink do we receive these; but in like manner as Jesus Christ our Saviour, having been made flesh by the Word of God, had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so likewise have we been taught that the food which is blessed by the prayer of His word On the day we call the day of the sun, all who dwell in the city or country gather in the same place.
The memoirs of the apostles and the writings of the prophets are read.
When the reader has finished, he who presides over those gathered admonishes and challenges them to imitate these beautiful things. Then we all rise together and offer prayers for ourselves.
When the prayers are concluded we exchange the kiss. Then someone brings bread and a cup of water and wine mixed together to him who presides over the brethren. He takes them and offers praise and glory to the Father of the universe, through the name of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and for a considerable time he gives thanks in Greek: When he who presides has given thanks and the people have responded 'Amen', those whom we call deacons give to those present the 'eucharisted' bread, wine and water and take them to those who are absent.
The Lord's Prayer Matthew 6: The Sacrament of Baptism followed the instruction of Jesus to his disciples to "teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
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