THE MASSSt. Justin the Martyr

"Let that be deemed a proper Eucharist, which is administered either by the bishop, or by one to whom he has entrusted it."  St. Ignatius of Antioch ("The Epistle to the Smyrnaeans," c. 105 A.D.)

"And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place.  And the memoirs of the Apostles or the writings of the Prophets are read, as long as time permits.  Then, when the reader has ceased, the priest verbally instructs us and exhorts us to imitate these good things.  Then we all rise together and pray.  And, as we said before, when our prayer is ended, bread and wine and water are brought.  Then, the priest in like manner offers prayers and thanksgivings, according to his ability.  And the people assent, saying 'Amen.'  Then, the Eucharist, is distributed to everyone, and everyone participates in that over which thanks has been given.  And a portion of it is sent by the deacons to those who are absent."  St. Justin Martyr ("First Apology," c. 160 A.D.)


CHURCH BELIEFS & ISSUES

Abortion

Baptism

The Bible

 

Celibacy of the Clergy

The Church

Church Attendance

Contraception

Degrees of Sin

Divorce

The Eucharist

Fasting During Lent

Good Works

Homosexuality

Money for the Church

"Once Saved, Always Saved?"

The Papacy

Papal Infallibility

Pre-marital Sex

Purgatory

Quick & Easy Catholic Apologetics

The Reformation

Ritual Prayer

The Sacrament of Penance

The Saints

The Trinity

The Virgin Mary

 

 

 


WHAT THE EARLY CHURCH BELIEVED

BIOGRAPHIES OF THE CHURCH FATHERS QUOTED IN THIS SECTION

Abortion

Against Heresy

Apostolic Succession & Tradition

The Catholic Church

Contraception

Degrees Of Sin

Divorce

The Eucharist

Good Works

Homosexuality

Infant Baptism

The Mass

The Papacy

Old Testament Canon

Purgatory

Unity Of The Church

The Virgin Mary

 

 

 


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