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CATECHISM – Elementary instruction in Christian doctrine in the form of questions and answers.  An Orthodox Catechism is an instruction in the orthodox Christian faith, to be taught to every Christian, to enable him to please God and save his own soul.

It is a Greek word, signifying instruction, or oral teaching, and has been used ever since the Apostles’ times to denote that primary instruction in the orthodox faith which is needful for every Christian.