Catechism is a process of full-orbed Christian formation in which the Orthodox Christian life is inculcated in the learner through participation in divine services, prayer, study, community assimilation, and practice. At the heart of the catechetical process are the catechetical lectures delivered to the catechumens by the priest or the catechist. Being without an official Orthodox Catechism in the English language many parishes and pastors scramble to put together a basic catechism that will adequately expose the inquirer and catechumen to the contours of Orthodox faith and life. Toward this goal of providing a usable introduction to Holy Orthodoxy sixteen lectures entitled An Orthodox Catechism have been developed by Fr. Josiah.
These sixteen lectures are presented to catechumens in two parts. Part One: God, Man, Church are eight lectures traditionally delivered during the Nativity Fast. Part Two: The Holy Mysteries are eight lectures delivered during the Great Lent as catechumens are being prepared for reception into the Church on Great and Holy Saturday. These lectures have been utilized in parish practice over the course of almost two decades to prepare more than 300 catechumens for reception into the Orthodox Church. We offer them with the hopes that they will aid both priests and parishes in preparing catechumens as well as providing a general introduction to Orthodox Christianity for persons who wish to deepen their understanding of the faith once delivered to the saints.
Lectures included in Part One: God, Man, Church:
1. The True God
2. The Human Being
4. Jesus Christ, the Son of God
5. Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World
6. Repentence and Faith
7. The Holy Spirit
8. The Church and the Mother of God
Enjoy all eight lectures in Part One for only $25!