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How to become an Orthodox Christian?
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What is a catechumen?
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Requirements for Baptism and Chrismation
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Catechumen Lecture Series

Orthodoxy 101 is offered annually during our Fall season. A 13 week course that covers the following topics:

  • Sources of Doctrine
  • The Holy Trinity and the Symbol of Faith
  • Scripture and Tradition
  • Sacraments
  • Worship and the Liturgical Year
  • Liturgical Arts and Architecture
  • Early Church History
  • Middle Church History
  • Modern Church History
  • Spirituality
  • Marriage
  • Sickness and Death
  • Q/A

Orthodoxy 102 is offered annually during our Spring season. A 10 week course that explores the Divine Liturgy in preparation for Holy Pascha and reception into the Orthodox Faith.
-Greg, do you happen to know the proper titles of each section? Is the below correctly broken down? Do we even want to say it like this:

  • Kairos and Vestments
  • Proskomedia
  • Blessed is the Kingdom
  • The Small Entrance
  • The Liturgy of the Word
  • The Cherubic Hymn
  • The Great Entrance
  • The Anaphora
  • Holy Communion
  • Q/A

Required Reading for Catechumens:

  • Scripture
  • Schmemann, Alexander. For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary, 1973.
  • Hopko, Thomas. The Orthodox Faith. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary, 2016. 4 volumes.
  • Ware, Timothy. The Orthodox Church. London, England: Penguin, 1993.
  • Ware, Kallistos. The Orthodox Way. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary, 1995.
  • Schmemann, Alexander. Great Lent. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary, 1974.
  • Tarazi, Paul N. The Chrysostom Bible. Genesis: A Commentary. Minneapolis, MN: OCABS Press, 2009.
Forms to be completed:

  • Personal Information
  • Patron Saint
  • Prayer Rule
Requirements prior to Baptism/Chrismation:

  • Attend Orthros and Divine Liturgy on Sundays
  • Attend Lenten services
  • Lifetime confession
  • Participation in social and service ministries
  • Complete and return tithing card
  • Visit another Orthodox Church
  • Find Godparents (Godparents should be Orthodox Christians)
  • Complete all necessary forms and remit $10 for your baptismal certificate