Didache In The Eucharist

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The Eucharist becomes the focus of chapters 9 and 10 of the Didache which concerns the thanks over the cup and bread. According to the Didache 9:2, over the cup one would say “We thank you, our Father, for the holy vine of David your servant, which you made known to us through Jesus your servant. To you be the glory forever.” This formula of speech is derived from the Jewish blessing over the wine which in English goes "Blessed art thou, oh Lord our God, King of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine.” As a document of ancient Christianity these Jewish prayers would still commonly be used by the Jewish-Christians of the time and thus the same format would be needed in order to teach the gentile converts as it would seem familiar although …show more content…
Like chapter 12 of the Didache, “Welcome Anyone Coming in the Name of the Lord”, Mitzvot’s lines 309-311 deal with the treatment and validation of Prophets and are pulled from Deuteronomy. Section 12 of the Didache addresses the ways in which one treats prophets and wandering teachers of Christ, saying to “Receive everyone who comes in the name of the Lord, but then, test them and use your discretion” (Didache, 12:1). The lines from Deuteronomy however also address those who prophesize instead of welcoming those who do, however it is said “To heed the call of every prophet in each generation, provided that he neither adds to, nor takes away from the Torah” (Deut, 18:15) which is the possible origin of the previously stated line from the Didache. The section of the Didache continues on to say that one should be wary of false prophets or “Christ peddlers” (Didache, 12:5) where as Deutoronomy says that one should take care “Not to prophesy falsely” (Deut, 18:20). Didache does not address how to deal with false prophets however Deutoronomy bluntly says “Not to refrain from putting a false prophet to death nor to be in fear of him” (Deut,

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