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Synonyms for catechumen

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


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Let a catechumen or a believer of the people, if he desire to be a soldier, either cease from his intention, or if not let him be rejected.
Dronke 1984: 10 believes only Perpetua and her catechumen brother to have been Christians, the other family members, the father apart, being 'Christian sympathizers'; there is no obvious basis for this view in the Martyrdom.
Lent was traditionally the period in the Church year for the reception of new catechumens, so there is a certain appropriateness in anticipating this by placing basic materials of the faith at a point early in the historical account of Christ's life, prior to the Baptism, and early in the textual sequence relating to the whole period between Epiphany and Holy Week.
Caption: Nick Boggs holds the Book of the Elect as catechumen Jeremy Smith signs it during the Rite of Election at Holy Cross Church in Dover, Del.
Also, at the time of Ambrose, Ambrose himself was appointed bishop when he was only a catechumen.
Each catechumen, for example, has a parish sponsor and the candidates take part in the staged rites during communal worship services.
Gerard Nauroy, importantly, aligns Ambrose's various methods of exegesis with the progress of the catechumen in "Deux lectures de la liturgie du bapteme chez Ambroise de Milan.
34) When he was ten, Martin went to the local church and became a catechumen.
The leaders facilitated this approach by lowering the hurdles to becoming a catechumen (e.
Thus a typical rite of the fourth century might begin with a three-year catechumen ate, with priests consecrating the water, sometimes by breathing on it, sometimes by making the sign of the cross in it, though the theology of this era claims Christ's baptism had already consecrated all water.
Missionaries often required a minimum of one year's good standing as a catechumen in order for a Korean adherent to be qualified for baptism.
In 374, for quelling a sectarian riot after its Arian bishop's death, he was universally acclaimed to the see, albeit only a catechumen.
We are given life in the water that drains the hollows of this farm and every other peasant landholding across the planet, water that feeds the snow and rain, that runs in rivers and fills the oceans, that saturates every catechumen coming in joy to the Easter sacraments.
The phrase Kyrie eleison and the words liturgy, baptism, evangelize, martyr, and catechumen, among other familiar church words, are also Greek in origin.
Lance Gabriel Lazar's study of catechumen houses designed to nurture the faith of neophytes as "factories of conversion" that operated in loco parentis complements Marc Forster's overview of the limited place of domestic devotion by contrast with institutions like confraternities and schools in baroque Catholicism.