Sunday, January 29, 2017
Dismissal of the Catechumens
I love some of the words used in the Catholic church. They are based in history, which is why they seem more complex than necessary to explain some simple things. A catechumen from the Greek is "one being instructed" a person receiving instruction in the principles of the Christian religion with a view to baptism. Each week at Mass, about half way through the service the people who are studying to join the church are brought to the altar and a blessing is said over them by the priest and the congregation, then they leave the service for instruction in a small group with their sponsors. I have watched this scene so often that today I decided I would record this sight which is so common, but moving, when you think about it.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 10:16 PM