Moral & doctrinal ethics really mattered to the early christians. Becoming a christian there"s emphasis on morality & also upholding certain. Main rituals baptism & eucharist and later, penance. Early chrstian church is an oral movement & these early apostles are creating doctrinal beliefs and understandings. Christian communities in different areas and are the heads of these areas. lived your life was of outmost importance. 3 years. had reached a certain level of knowledge could they be baptized and only the baptized could partake in the eucharist. Before u became a christian, you had to learn about the faith could take from 2- by christians. People interested in the church were admitted into assemblies but on;y when they. Christians had morals that differed from roman society. Abortion, infanticide, divorce, adultery, idolatry practiced by romans but not. Lots of emphasis on preparing for the next world second coming.