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Bibil Identifier bibil:207043
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Eucharistic Meal and Eucharistic Prayers in Didache 9 and 10
Author Koch, Dietrich-Alex
Journal Studia Theologica (Volume: 64, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 77-96 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It is heavily disputed whether the thanksgiving prayers in Didache 9 and 10 are related to a ritual (sacramental) meal in the proper sense or not. In this article it is argued that we have to understand the meal of Did. 9 and 10 as a ritual meal as well as a real meal. The invitation of Did. 10:6c (“if anyone is holy, he shall come; anyone is not, he shall repent”) does not point to a second part of the liturgy now lacking in the Didache. On the contrary, it is an invitation of the participants of the meal (at least the “holy” ones) to add their thanksgiving prayers at the end of the ritual meal of the community.
DOI 10.1080/0039338X.2010.481862
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Apostolic Fathers : Didache
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Meal
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