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Catechist 

A teacher, lay or ordained, who provides instruction in the Christian faith. The BCP (pp 845-862) provides "An Outline of the Faith, commonly called the Catechism," as a point of departure for this process of instruction. A confirmed adult lay person may be licensed as a catechist by the bishop or ecclesiastical authority of the diocese. Catechists are licensed to prepare persons for Baptism, Confirmation, Reception, and the Reaffirmation of (pp 845-862) provides "An Outline of the Faith, commonly called the Catechism," as a point of departure for this process of instruction. A confirmed adult lay person may be licensed as a catechist by the bishop or ecclesiastical authority of the diocese. Catechists are licensed to prepare persons for Baptism, Confirmation, Reception, and the Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows. Prior to licensing, catechists are trained, examined and found competent in the Holy Scriptures, the BCP and the Hymnal, church History, the church's Doctrine, and methods of catechesis. 




Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
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