catechumen

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a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist

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18) So to support each of the 120 precepts, Cyprian quoted biblical texts in full so that Quirinus's catechumens could memorize them as they prepared for baptism.
Cyril of Jerusalem took place within the Church and aimed to bind the catechumen to the Church "the real ship that leads to salvation of the soul.
It is during the Lenten season that the catechumens make their final preparations to receive the sacraments of baptism, Holy Eucharist, and confirmation, which they celebrate in their parishes during Easter vigil services.
Parts of Hebrews have been identified with a baptismal liturgy or sermon delivered to catechumens as they prepared for baptism.
If men," he asked, "can save themselves without being baptised in the Church, why continue to instruct catechumens and convert people?
Even at the end of Constantine's reign, by which time obligatory pagan worship in the legions had long been abolished, the church order commanded the catechumens not to kill, even if they were ordered to do so.
Lent serves the catechumens as a fitting time of intense instruction and ritual preparation through prayers, scrutinies, exorcisms, and anointing for their initiation at Easter.
Luijendijk paints a portrait of Christians and catechumens travelling with letters from their bishop that ask foreign communities to receive the travelers, provide hospitality, and allow them to participate in worship.
Armed with my prejudices, my little knowledge and my pride, I sneeringly witnessed the same first class as the semester before, the same choir of female faithful in the front, tape recorders whirring; the same apostate grad students slouched unhappily at the back; the same middle-ground of catechumens.
Lang discusses at length how the inverted conversion of Tivoli undermined the practices of the House of Catechumens and was seen as a challenge to Catholic authority.
Similarly, the Narthex held the Catechumens with three doors affording visibility.
Van Egmond makes the fascinating suggestion that there was a real urge to ensure that catechumens were 'fully persuaded' (p.
And when they did enter church for one reason or another, they were to be seated with the catechumens (60).
An interested observer joined a church, or more strictly a group of catechumens, and took time to learn the Christian faith as a set of doctrines, spiritual practices and a code of behaviour.
With her siblings, she played catechumens and heretics in its priest holes.