Eucharist and Didache


The early Christian Literature “Didache” (a collection of several documents and go back to the end of 1st century or the beginning of the 2nd century) also gives us some information about the celebration of the Eucharist. For example,

“On the dominical day of the Lord, come together to break bread and give thanks, after having, in addition, confessed your sins so that your sacrifice may be pure. But let anyone who is at odds with his fellow not join with you until he has first been reconciled, lest your sacrifice be profaned…” (FEF 8; cf. FEF 6).

This mention in the Didache confirms the basic structure of the Lord’s Supper that we get in the NT. Important points are: 1) Dominical day; 2) Breaking the bread; 3) Sacrifice.

Recommended Articles and Books

  1. From Jewish Meal to Christian Meal
  2. The First Mention of the Eucharist: Outside New Testament
  3. Eucharist and Didache
  4. Eucharist and Justin the Martyr
  5. Eucharist and The Apostolic Tradition



  1. Thank you for liking my blog post. Your blog looks interesting as well. Just a comment about the above: The quote from the Didache also enjoins people to examine themselves before partaking of the eucharist in order to make sure they don’t do so in an unworthy manner.

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