The Apostolic Tradition Of Hippolytus

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Hippolytus was an important church leader in the Roman church in the last years of the second century and early years of the third century. In the following passage, his famous Apostolic Tradition is reconstructed and translated. According to most scholars, this text describes the baptismal practice of the Roman church around the second century. It also is the foundation for later liturgical innovations and reforms.

The Text


1. Those who come forward for the first time to hear the word...


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