Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Oral instruction given to catechumens.

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  • n. religious instruction given orally to catechumens

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Oral instruction given in the early church to candidates for baptism.
  • n. A book prepared for such instruction, as the sixteen books of catechetical discourses by Cyril of Jerusalem.

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  • n. oral religious instruction (as before baptism or confirmation)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Late Latin catēchēsis, from Greek katēkhēsis, oral instruction, from katēkhein, to teach by word of mouth; see catechize.

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Examples

  • The need for mystagogical catechesis is absolutely necessary in being able to fully enter into the sacred mysteries in the liturgy; mind, body, heart, and soul.

    Taking a Look at Liturgical Catechesis

  • That is only incidentally because of generally execrable adult catechesis, which is as spottily rectified as it is broadly lamented in the Church.

    The project continued

  • Many Orthodox children go to our parishes for catechesis, which is also conducted by Orthodox teachers.

    Spero News

  • The answers to such questions come through liturgical catechesis which is also an important part of the new liturgical movement.

    Taking a Look at Liturgical Catechesis

  • "I think that is a great catechesis for many people because he might be reaching Catholics who never go to church and he is speaking to them in language they can understand."

    The Quiet Faith Behind Colbert's Right-Wing Funnyman

  • I have also thought a lot about pre-catechesis: what I can I do with my own child to prepare them to learn about God?

    Theology for Infants, Part 1

  • VATICAN CITY, 7 OCT 2009 (VIS) - During his general audience, held this morning in St. Peter's Square, Benedict XVI focused his catechesis on St. John Leonardi, patron of pharmacists, the 400th anniversary of whose death falls on 9 October.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog

  • VATICAN CITY, 18 FEB 2009 (VIS) - In the general audience, held this morning in St. Peter's Square in the presence of 15,000 people, Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis to St. Bede the Venerable.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • On the contrary, many of them were attracted to Catholicism in spite of a now decades-long stretch of deficient catechesis, mediocre Masses, and uninspiring leadership.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog

  • This situation, while admittedly contrived for the sake of the comedic story line, still points up a "wrinkle" in modern thinking which sometimes poses problems for the catechesis of children and adolescents.

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