The Eucharist, Part 3: Justin Martyr

Justin Martyr Now let’s go over Justin Martyr’s First apology in depth, specifically Chapters 13, and 65 through 67, where he describes the ‘Protestant’ liturgy in the second century. Chapter 13 describes the (2) offerings of “thanksgiving”, “thanks by word of processions (διά λόγου πομπάς)”, and “hymns”. The processions were the …

The Eucharist, Part 2: The Didache

Didache FishEaters does not cite The Didache, most likely because it describes a Eucharistic liturgy that is mutually exclusive with the Roman liturgy. Chapters 9, 10 and 14 of The Didache describe the Eucharistic thank offering (the offering of praise and tithes), which concludes with the prayer and the “Amen”. No …

The Eucharist, Part 1: Introduction

The Eucharist Liturgy The original liturgy of the Eucharist is this… Dismissal — of the unbeliever, the catechumen, and the backslider. Eucharist — The offering (or sacrifice) of praise, thanksgiving, tithes, and firstfruits for the poor. Oblation — The presentation of the Eucharist to God with prayer and spoken “Amen.” …

What the Earliest Christians Wrote About the Eucharist

Under my last post, a discussion ensued regarding the early patristic writers and the Roman Catholic Eucharistic liturgy. I made the following claim: Bardelys the Magnificent responded by informing us… …about Roman Catholic apologist Fisheater’s defense of the Eucharist in “What the Earliest Christians Wrote About the Eucharist.” I am also, …

GunnerQ and The Beast’s Mark

In my recent posts, I’ve been discussing the theme of the noble Berean approach: verifying and validating the claims of the New Testament and later church tradition by comparing them against the Old Testament. Over at GunnerQ’s Substack, he nobly tries the same thing here: For those unfamiliar with my …

Putting Words In My Mouth

Under my article “On Suffering“, Jack made this comment where he kindly asked me where to put my words. So I responded that he was trying to put words into my mouth by telling me what to do, a thing that he does often. Over on his blog, Jack had summarized… …and …

Eve Is Trying To Subvert Her Curse

NOTE: This post is divided into three sections of increasing complexity to suit all reader’s tastes. Stop reading when you’ve had enough. The Short Explanation Over at Patriactionary, the author of “Eve’s Curse” thinks that Matt Cochran’s Twitter thread is a real banger (and, probably, his blog post too). Cochran explains that the …

The Disadvantage of Authority

In “It’s a Military Term,” I had noted that the word translated “helper” in Genesis 2:18 is used in the Old Testament as a military term that refers to that of an ally, rather than that of a subordinate, with no connotation of an implied difference in power or authority. …

Links of Interest

Old Testament Additional perspectives on the theme of “It’s a Military Term” on validating theology by looking at the Old Testament. Ambiguity Another perspective on the theme of “Ambiguity in the Bible” on ambiguity in biblical language. On Wikipedia Confirmation of our finding in “The Icons of Feminism, Part 1” and …

On Suffering

The Manosphere is Feminine If the manosphere could be summarized in one long sentence it would be this: Suffering men—mostly divorcees and married and unmarried incels—who have been burnt by women assemble together to talk—and complain—about how naturally evil and essentially broken women are and how they need men to …