The Didache

Read by Sam Stinson

(4.8 stars; 160 reviews)

The Didache is the common name of a brief early Christian treatise (dated by most scholars to the late first or early second century), containing instructions for Christian communities. The text, parts of which may have constituted the first written catechism, has three main sections dealing with Christian lessons, rituals such as baptism and eucharist, and Church organization. It was considered by some of the Church Fathers as part of the New Testament but rejected as spurious or non-canonical by others, eventually not accepted into the New Testament canon with the exception of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church "broader canon." The Roman Catholic Church has accepted it as part of the collection of Apostolic Fathers. The Didache, or Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, is an early Christian text. Scholars knew of the Didache through references in other texts, but the text itself had been lost. It was rediscovered in 1873 by Philotheos Bryennios. (Summary by Wikipedia, modified by Sam Stinson) (0 hr 19 min)


Chapters 01-05 8:38 Read by Sam Stinson
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(5 stars)

Sam Stinson rocks! Great narration! Thanks for making the writings of the Apostolic Fathers available in audio for free! The Didache itself is a very interesting anonymous piece from this period. It gives us a glimpse into a slice of this period from which so little remains.

First Century Bible Cliff Notes

(4 stars)

This book is kind of like a list of the highlights from the New Testament with some prescriptive methods for church ritual and management. Definitely worth a read. The reader performed very well too.

Teaching of the Apostoles

(4 stars)

great to read how the Apostoles taught and li ved the faith.I feel more connected to the Primitive Church,the first christians


(5 stars)

So much shorter than I thought, a tiny peak into the teaching of the Apostles. A very good reading.


(4.5 stars)

Thanks Sam, well read. Very interesting insight into the teaching of the early church. Lots of food for thought.

great reading.

(3 stars)

purely catholic, not original apostles and teachers. Because they should not say some of these things.

(4 stars)

Reader is good. Sound quality could have been a bit better, but I'm not necessarily complaining.

(5 stars)

Useful in understanding some of the practices and teachings of early Christians.