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An Outline of Faith
Commonly called the Catechism
from the Book of Common Prayer, page 844 - 862

Concerning the Catechism

This catechism is primarily intended for use by parish priests, deacons and lay catechists, to give an outline for instruction. It is a commentary on the creeds, but is not meant to be a complete statement of belief and practice; rather, it is a point of departure for the teacher, and it is cast in the traditional question and answer form for ease of reference.

The second use of this catechism is to provide a brief summary of the Church's teaching for an inquiring stranger who picks up a Prayer Book.

It may also be used to form a simple service; since the matter is arranged under headings, it is suitable for selective use, and the leader may introduce prayers and hymns as needed.

Human Nature
God the Father
The Old Covenant
The Ten Commandments
Sin and Redemption
God the Son

The New Covenant
The Creeds
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Scriptures
The Church
The Ministry

Prayer and Worship
The Sacraments
Holy Baptism
The Holy Eucharist
Other Sacramental Rites
The Christian Hope