Apostolic Constitutions and Canons
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Apostolic Constitutions and Canons
Apostolic Constitutions and Canons The largest assortment of ecclesial liturgy, social order, and ethical standards passed down from Christian antiquity. Dates to ca. ad 350.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Apostolic Constitutions and Canons
APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTIONS AND CANONS. An early church manual of liturgical and ecclesiastical regulations that usually is dated to the end of the 4th century (ca. c.e. 380) and is ascribed to the region of Syria. The text is divided into 8 books, each of which incorporates several more ancient writings.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Apostolic Constitutions and Canons
Apostolic Constitutions and Canons A pseudepigraphical work usually dated in the 4th cent. a.d. and thought to be Syrian in origin. It consists of a collection of independent treatises on doctrine, worship, and discipline collected into eight books, with eighty-five appended canons, and seems to be
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Apostolic Canons
Apostolic Canons. A series of eighty-five canons attributed to the Apostles. They form the concluding chapter (8. 47) of the ‘*Apostolic Constitutions’, the author of which (c. 350–80) probably compiled them himself. Most of them deal with the ordination, the official responsibilities, and the moral
Apostolic Constitutions
Apostolic Constitutions. A collection of ecclesiastical law dating from c. 350–80, and almost certainly of Syrian provenance. The full title is ‘Ordinances of the Holy Apostles through Clement’. The *Trullan Synod (692) believed that the *Arian tendency of the work was due to the influence of interpolators,
A Catholic Dictionary
Apostolic Canons
apostolic canons. A tradition (accepted because unexamined) long prevailed that these Canons were dictated by the Apostles themselves to St. Clement of Rome, who committed them to writing. Accurate research has dispelled this notion. Yet although all are agreed that they do not come to us with the weight
Apostolical Constitutions
apostolical constitutions (διατάξεις or διαταγαί). Eight books, devoted to the discussion of ecclesiastical affairs. They profess to contain the words of the Apostles written down by St. Clement of Rome. The first Greek printed text was edited by Turrianus, and published in 1563.The spurious character
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Apostolic Canons
Apostolic Canons.—Collections which contain the rules of discipline adopted in the Church during the first centuries. They are also called Apostolic Constitutions. See Canons.
Constitutions, Apostolic
Constitutions (Apostolic).—The laws carried under this name by the sovereign Pontiffs for the entire Church, or for a portion thereof, oblige before all acceptation, even the bishops, in matters of discipline as well as in matters of faith. However, upon points of discipline which interest neither the
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Apostolic Constitutions
Apostolic ConstitutionsA body of ecclesiastical law, which dates from c. 350 to 380, and probably of Syrian origin, the Apostolic Constitutions embody Arian tendencies, and have probable roots in the Didachē and perhaps in Hippolytus.
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Apostolic Constitutions
Apostolic Constitutions. A *Syrian collection of rules governing church liturgy and order (c. late fourth century), influenced by the *Didache, the *Apostolic Tradition and the *Didascalia Apostolorum. It would itself influence the *Byzantine Rite.
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Apostolic Constitutions and Canons
Apostolic Constitutions and CanonsA body of ecclesiastical law, rightly identified as not being apostolic, but which nonetheless exercised a profound influence on the Canon Law* of the medieval Western church.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Apostolic Constitutions and Canons
Apostolic Constitutions and Canons (Διαταγαὶ τῶν ἁγίων ἀποστόλων). A late 4th-cent. collection of instructions that purports to have been written by Jesus’ twelve disciples, James the brother of the Lord, and Paul (6.14). They were sent out by Clement “our fellow-minister” (6.18), with Barnabas
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Apostolic Constitutions
APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTIONS. A great late 4th-c. canonical-liturgical work in eight books. Its author took various earlier works and rewrote them, keeping some sentences or phrases of the earlier text and making additions or modifications of varying importance: the whole is presented as “Injunctions” (diatagai
Ecclesiastical Canons of the Apostles
ECCLESIASTICAL CANONS of the APOSTLES. This work, still called by various names by moderns, including “Ecclesiastical Ordinance (or Constitution) of the Apostles” (Faivre), has nothing in common with the “85 *Apostolic Canons.” It is preserved in the original Greek text—with the Didache, the only surviving
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTIONS AND CANONS. The Apostolic Constitutions is an eight-volume compilation under the pseudonym Clement of Rome, who is said to have written at the request of the apostles. The last book closes with eighty-five canons that were circulated independently.Books 1–6 expand on the Didascalia.
CONSTITUTIONS AND CANONS. A Syrian late 4th cent. text, which represents the most comprehensive “church order” preserved from antiquity. It is attributed to the thirteen (including Matthias and Paul; see 8.29, 32, 46) apostles and claims to be passed on through Clement.The first six books are based