The Word Among Us

November 2011 Issue

An Early Witness

A Description of the Mass around A.D. 155

An Early Witness: A Description of the Mass around A.D. 155

On the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits. Then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs, and exhorts to the imitation of these good things.

Then we all rise together and pray, and when our prayer is ended, bread and wine and water are brought, and the president in like manner offers...

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