Resources for Catechumens
Category : Resource
Welcome to our resources page for catechumens!
A catechumen is someone who is being actively prepared for baptism. In our liturgical tradition, there is a specific service for this. Prior to this, a person is considered an ‘inquirer’. The time spent approaching the Church is a valuable time, laying the foundation for the life in Christ, with both prayer in church as community, and instruction in Orthodox theology and practices.
There are a number of requirements for catechumens to be received into the Church at Holy Annunciation, including attending services and attending our 16 talks (called ‘catechism’) – spanning from August to December, then February to April, each year.
Resources for Inquirers and Catechumens
- Handbook for Catechumens (compulsory reading)
- Small Prayer Book.
- This has Morning Prayers, Evening Prayers, and Prayers before Meals – according to the translation from Jordanville (which is the same as we use at Holy Annunciation).
- It is designed at A6 size – that is, small enough to fit into a pocket or a small purse.
- How to assemble:
- Download the file and print the normally. (nb. PDFs can open in web browsers or in Adobe Reader).
- When you cut it in half (i.e. cut parallel to the short edge), then you will have the makings of two booklets (one for travel, one for staying at home).
- Fold each booklet in half (i.e. perpendicular to the previous cut).
- Add 2 staples along the fold line.
- Use daily!
- Personal Information Form (required prior to admission as a catechumen)
- Patron Saint Form (required prior to baptism)
- Prayer Rule Form (required prior to baptism)
- Renunciations and Affirmations Form (required prior to baptism)
Note: The forms have not yet been uploaded.
Please speak directly to Fr Andrew for access to these.