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Orthodox Christian Catechism Classes

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Ten-Week Catechism Course

For further details please contact you local Parish Priest who will give you instructions on what you need to do to complete the Catechism process.

Introduction:

Welcome to the ten-week course designed for those preparing to enter the Greek Orthodox Church, You will hear and learn many things during the course. Therefore, it is important to note from the beginning that this Catechism course is merely an introduction to the Church. No course can fully prepare you for the journey you are about to begin.

Jesus came and established the Church so that we may truly live to the full. So, your real learning occurs as you live according to God’s will through the guidance of His Church.

Although this begins formally at the time of your Baptism and / or Confirmation, you are right now, already considered by the Church to be ‘Catechumens’. In other Words, you are recognised as being those who have made a free and willing decision and are now in the process of becoming members of the Church.

As such, it may comfort you to know that all Orthodox Churches across the world, prayers are regularly for you-the Catechumens.

Course Outline:

Week 1 Introduction to Orthodoxy. (General Overview)

Week 2 Historical outline of the Greek Orthodox Church with reference to Australia.

Week 3 & 4 What we believe about the Holy Trinity, Jesus Christ, The human person and the world.

Week 5 Church/ Liturgy/ Creed/ Bible.

Week 6 Guided tour of the Orthodox Church (practical aspect)

Week 7 The Sacraments / Icons / Hymns

Week 8 Baptism and Confirmation

Week 9 Marriage

Week 10 Conclusion- Living in Christ within Orthodox Church

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