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#309 – A History of the Catholic Church – Tituli and Domus Ecclesiae


We begin a two part series on Christian worship, beginning with the worship in the early Christian house churches – looking at the relationship of architecture, art and ritual practice. As the theology of Baptism and Eucharist develops, so will the architecture of the churches where Christians worship also change to reflect that theology. We will also look at how one of the Church’s texts of this time, the Didiscalia Apostolorum describes liturgical practice.


Image of Dura Europos domus ecclesiae by Marsyas

Information on the city of Dura Europos

Good presentations of the art at the Dura Europos domus ecclesiae can be found here and here.

A good diagram of the Dura Europos church can be found here.

Jeanne Halgren Kilde’s Sacred Power, Sacred Space has some good information on the dynamics of Christian worship at this time.

The Didascalia Apostolorum

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#309 – A History of the Catholic Church – Tituli and Domus Ecclesiae