#HappeningNow: Holy Communion of Churches 18th Joint Session 2015
DISCOVER ANCIENT FUTURE WORSHIP
“The Holy Communion of Churches brings together the rich heritage of the ancient church in a modern world.”
THE DIDACHE, or “Teaching of the Twelve Apostles,” is an anonymous text dating from the late first or early second century, making it one of the earliest non-canonical Christian texts. A central theme of the text is moral instruction, organized around the “two ways”: the “way of life” and the “way of death.” Each “way” consists of a list of actions that characterize those who follow it.
SIMON KIMBANGU was an infant when he received a blessing from a Protestant missionary and nearly 30 when he heard the divine call: “I am Christ. My servants are unfaithful. I have chosen you to bear witness before your brethren and to convert them. Tend my flock.”
IN THE EARLY YEARS of the faith, pagans and Christians shared similar attitudes toward medicine and healing, but the church fathers believed God created the material world for the use of humankind, and this influenced their views of medicine: