The Didache

The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles

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The Didache, a brief text dating to the first century of the Church, was one of the very first written catechisms. In this lecture, Rev. Christiaan Kappes will shed light on the origins and original audience of this important document in the Early Church, and introduce us to its contents, which range from Christian ethics, the celebration of the Holy Mysteries, and the structure of the Church hierarchy. 


Rev. Christiaan Kappes, Ph.D., SLD
Rev. Christiaan Kappes, Ph.D., SLD

Rev. Christiaan Kappes, PhD, SLD, holds Bachelor degrees from Seton Hall and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (where he also earned a Masters), State Diplomas from the Dante Alighieri Institute and University of La Sapienza and the Kapodistrian University of Athens, and a Doctorate from Sant’Anselmo de Urbe. He is currently a PhD candidate at Aristotle University. In addition to serving as pastor at several parishes, Fr. Kappes also taught at several institutions in the USA and internationally. Currently, he serves as the Academic Dean of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA.