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The Didache is the common name of a brief early Christian treatise (dated by most scholars to the late first/early second century). The title Didache (pronounced /ˈdɪdəkiː/) is from the Koine Greek word meaning "teaching" (Διδαχη) and its full name is “The Didache of the Twelve Apostles”. It had been written and widely disseminated by about 100 A.D., and became increasingly important in the second and third centuries. It is an anonymous work not belonging to any single individual, and a pastoral manual "that reveals more about how Judaism-Christians saw themselves and how they adapted their Judaism for Gentiles." The text (which can be read here Text:Didache) 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 non-canonical by others and so was not accepted into the New Testament canon with the exception of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church "broader canon" which includes the Didascalia which is based on the Didache. The Roman Catholic Church has accepted it as part of the collection of Apostolic Fathers.

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