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Catechumen Manual
« on: February 20, 2016, 11:42:41 PM »
Hello

   I belong to a small parish.  We recently formed a committee to try to come up with a written manual for Catechumens.  We are looking at the example of St. Andrew Church where Fr. Josiah Trenham works, but we also would like to know if there are other examples of Catechumen manuals?
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Re: Catechumen Manual
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 12:04:23 AM »
I'm not sure exactly what you are asking for, but if you're after material to help introduce catechumens to the faith, there's plenty of stuff out there that you can use in full or in part.  I would particularly recommend the following:

 The Orthodox Church or Introducing the Orthodox Church or The Way or The Truth or The Faith or The Mystery of Faith?

Also, why the task of instructing the catechumens be the concern of a lay committee? Shouldn't the priest be responsible for this?

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Re: Catechumen Manual
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 01:00:39 AM »
We already have a list.  We are now trying to place our procedures in writing and are looking for examples.  We have the blessing of our priest, and he is aware of everything we are doing.

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Re: Catechumen Manual
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 01:41:06 AM »
Something along the lines of this:

http://www.saintseraphim.com/catechism.html

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Re: Catechumen Manual
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 02:01:20 AM »
Yes, thank you.

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Re: Catechumen Manual
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 02:30:14 AM »
What do you find lacking in the existing literature?
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Re: Catechumen Manual
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2016, 03:46:02 PM »
i would have liked a manual. =p
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Re: Catechumen Manual
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2016, 06:25:46 PM »


Well, ok, then, but this, to me, should be something a priest ought to be doing himself.  Instruction of tge catechumens should be his responsibility alone.
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