Gospel epilogues.

Matthew 28.16-20; Mark 16.19-20, [21] = Luke 24.50-53  (John 20.30-31; 21.25).

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§ Didache 7.1-3:

Περι δε του βαπτισματος, ουτω βαπτισατε. ταυτα παντα προειποντες, βαπτισατε εις το ονομα του πατρος και του υιου και του αγιου πνευματος εν υδατι ζωντι. εαν δε μη εχης υδωρ ζων, εις αλλο υδωρ βαπτισον, ει δ ου δυνασαι εν ψυχρω, εν θερμω. εαν δε αμφοτερα μη εχης, εκχεον εις την κεφαλην τρις υδωρ εις ονομα πατρος και υιου καυ αγιου πνευματος.

But concerning baptism, baptize thus. Having formerly said all these things, baptize into the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit in living water. But, if you do not have living water, baptize in other water, and if you cannot do so in cold, then do so in warm. But, if you have neither, pour water thrice onto the head into the name of the father, son, and holy spirit.

§ The Shepherd of Hermas Similitude 5.6.4:

Βλεπεις ουν, φησιν, οτι αυτος κυριος {εστι του λαου, εξουσιαν πασαν λαβων παρα του πατρος αυτου}. οτι δε ο κυριος συμβουλον ελαβε τον υιον αυτου και τους ενδοξους αγγελους περι της κληρονομιας του δουλου, ακουε.

You see, he said, that he himself is Lord {of the people, having received all authority from his father}. And why the Lord received his son as counsellor, and the glorious angels, concerning the inheritance of the servant, listen.

Similitude 5.7.3:

Ει δε τις, φημι, κυριε, γεγονεν αγνοια προτερα, πριν ακουσθωσι τα ρηματα ταυτα, πως σωθη ο ανθρωπος ο μιανας την σαρκα αυτου; Περι των προτερων, φησιν, αγνοηματων τω θεω μονω δυνατον ιασιν δουναι, αυτου γαρ εστι πασα εξουσια.

But if anyone, Lord, I said, has been formerly ignorant, before he heard these words, how can a man be saved who has defiled his flesh? Concerning former ignorances, he said, God alone is able to heal them, for all authority is his.

§ Justin Martyr, Apology 1.50.12:

Μετα ουν το σταυριωθηναι αυτον και οι γνωριμοι αυτου παντες απεστησαν, αρνησαμενοι αυτον· υστερον δε, εκ νεκρων ανασταντος και οφθεντος αυτοις και ταις προφητειαις εντυχειν εν αις παντα ταυτα προειρητο γενησομενα διδαξαντος, και εις ουρανον ανερχομενον ιδοντες και πιστευσαντες και δυναμιν εκειθεν αυτοις πεμφθεισαν παρ αυτου λαβοντες και εις παν γενος ανθρωπων ελθοντες, ταυτα εδιδαξαν και αποστολοι προσηγορευθησαν.

After he was crucified, therefore, even all those who knew him abandoned him, having denied him; but afterward, when he had resurrected from the dead and appeared to them, and had taught them to read the prophecies in which all these things were foretold to happen, and when they had seen him going up into heaven and had faith and had received power sent for them thence by him, and had gone to every race of men, they taught these things and were called apostles.

Dialogue 106.1:

Και οτι ηπιστατο τον πατερα αυτου παντα παρεχειν αυτω, ως ηξιου, και ανεγερειν αυτον εκ των νεκρων, και παντας τους φοβουμενους τον θεον προετρεπεν αινειν τον θεον δια το ελεησαι και δια του μυστηριου του σταυρωθεντος τουτου παν γενος των πιστευοντων ανθρωπων, και οτι εν μεσω των αδελφων αυτου εστη των αποστολων, οιτινες μετα το αναστηναι αυτον εκ νεκρων και πεισθηναι υπ αυτου οτι και προ του παθειν ελεγεν αυτοις οτι ταυτα αυτον δει παθειν, και απο των προφητων οτι προεκεκηρυκτο ταυτα, μετενοησαν επι τω αφιστασθαι αυτου οτε εσταυρωθη, και μετ αυτων διαγων υμνησε τον θεον, ως και εν τοις απομνημονευμασι τον αποστολων δηλουται γεγενημενον, τα λειποντα του ψαλμου εδηλωσεν.

And that he knew that his father would let him have all things, as he asked, and raise him up from the dead, and he urged all who fear God to praise God on account of his mercy even through the mystery of the crucified one on all kinds of men who believe, and that he stood in the midst of his brethren the apostles, who after he was resurrected from the dead and they were persuaded by him that even before the passion he said to them that he must suffer these things, and that these things were preached beforehand by the prophets, repented for their leaving him when he was crucified, and when staying with them he sang hymns to God, as is also made clear in the memoirs of the apostles, the remainder of the psalm shows.