Tag Archives: Eucharist

#347 – A History of the Catholic Church -The Mysteries

Increasing numbers of Christians and the legalization of Christianity under Constantine motivate changes in the religious practice of the Christians – especially in the rites of Baptism, Chrismation and the Eucharist. We also look at changes in the practice of Penance and other practices that will later become known as Sacraments.

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Image of the baptistry in Milan where Ambrose baptized Augustine – by Fr. Gaurav Shroff

Catechetical Lectures of Cyril of Jerusalem – the Mystagogical Lectures on Baptism, Chrismation and Eucharist begin with #19.

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#347 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Mysteries

#310 – A History of the Catholic Church – Domus Ecclesiae and Aula Ecclesiae

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We continue our examination of Christian worship in the 3rd century with a return to the Domus Ecclesiae house churches and the development of the Aula Ecclesiae. We also look at how developments in the understanding of the Eucharistic liturgy influence the way Christians pray.

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Image of Dura Europos domus ecclesiae by Marsyas

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Websites with information on the chapel/church in Megiddo can be found here and here.

The Ancient Church at Megiddo: The Discovery and an Assessment of its Significance by Edward Adams

Architecture of Saint Crisogono in Rome – an example of an Aula Acclesiae

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#310 – A History of the Catholic Church – Domus Ecclesiae and Aula Ecclesiae

#307 – A History of the Catholic Church – Acquiring for you a holy people

hippolytus

Having examined some of the different theologies about the relationship of the Father and the Son in the last episode, now we look at how conflicts over these theologies affected the history of the Church – particularly in the life of Hippolytus who would be known as one of the most influential Fathers of the Church and the first antipope.

In his conflict with Pope Callistus I, we see how conflict over theology touched on the very life of Christian faithful and that even saints could find themselves on opposite sides not just on the nature of God, but also on the nature of the Church.

Links:

Image: Roman sculpture, thought to be Hippolytus.

Hippolytus’ Apostolic Tradition

Hippolytus’ Refutation of All Heresies – Book IX addresses his conflict with the Bishops of Rome

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