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« on: December 21, 2006, 03:27:05 AM »

Hi Everyone,

I'm a novice at all this Orthodox Stuff and some of this 'infighting' freaks me out a bit just like the OP.

I've sat down with a Parish Priest and have begun reading The Living God. Does anyone know of this Catechism?

Thanks.

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St Basil the Great (330-379 A.D.): “I think then that the one goal of all who are really and truly serving the Lord ought to be to bring back to union the churches who have at different times and in diverse manners divided from one another.”
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2006, 09:37:31 AM »

I believe that is a Light and Life publication or possibly one from the OCA. (I know you can buy it thru Light and Life)I read it years ago when I was stdying as a catechumen, loaned it out to another catechumen and never saw it again . As I remember it was a good catechism book that with other books helped me to understand Orthodox Christianity. As i remember it used scripture, basic Orthodox theology linked to the liturgical year, some iconography and hymnography to demonstrate and explain the teachings of the Church. It was not my favorite Catechism, that would be  The Law of God , I think its full tiltle was Law of God: For Study At Home and Schoolby Seraphim Slobodskoy. I liked it as a basic Catechism because it covered a little bit of everything and was great to use in teaching our children as they grew into the faith after our conversion.

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006, 11:56:10 AM »

I believe that is a Light and Life publication or possibly one from the OCA. (I know you can buy it thru Light and Life)I read it years ago when I was stdying as a catechumen, loaned it out to another catechumen and never saw it again . As I remember it was a good catechism book that with other books helped me to understand Orthodox Christianity. As i remember it used scripture, basic Orthodox theology linked to the liturgical year, some iconography and hymnography to demonstrate and explain the teachings of the Church. It was not my favorite Catechism, that would be  The Law of God , I think its full tiltle was Law of God: For Study At Home and Schoolby Seraphim Slobodskoy. I liked it as a basic Catechism because it covered a little bit of everything and was great to use in teaching our children as they grew into the faith after our conversion.

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Thanks for the reply Thomas. So 'The Law of God: For Study At Home and School' by Seraphim Slobodskoy is one that you recommend? It's more detailed? I'm not really great at theology... Is it heavy in the theological stuff?

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006, 12:14:32 PM »

It is easily read and I have used it with my  elementary age grand children the past few years, my junior-high /high school. College-aged kids  some 15 years ago, and I still enjoy reading it. I think you will be able to read it and understand it without any problems---it covers everything from Creation to Judgement, Orthopraxis, sacraments, church history, and more.  He also has a series of questions at the end of every chapter that we used with the kids when St. Nicholas visited them every December 6 and he asked them questions about their catechism.

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