The Liturgical Catechism

I remember once hearing it said that a lectionary helps us by covering all the major doctrines of the church in the course of a year.  Of course, so does the catechism, but it isn’t technically a liturgical resource.  For the last six years, I have been using the midweek services to cover one of the chief parts of the catechism.  We have now finished all six.  So, I thought a nice review would be to go over the entire catechism next year.  And do it as part of the Sunday Morning Service. (When more people show up).

I put this together to make sure that everything gets covered in the course of a year.  Of course, I still miss a few because of the shifting nature of Easter (And therefore also Epiphany and Trinity.)  But, it covers almost all of the catechism.  This is untested – that is, I don’t know if I will happy with the way it works, but if you are a pastor who is looking for a resource that ties the one-year lectionary into Luther’s Small Catechism, then this is the resource for you! (Because, everyone I know is a pastor wanting more resources for the one-year lectionary.)

Anyway, here it is.  Use it, if you dare…

The Liturgical Catechism

UPDATE :

As usual, I wasn’t clear with my intent.  This is a homiletic help.  That is to say, it is a guide for pastors who want to preach on the various parts of the catechism. I suppose one could use it for some other purpose, though I don’t know what it might be.

I suppose  the pastor could simply recite the catechism portion at the beginning of the sermon, or at some other time, have it printed in the bulletin, or perhaps one could have the people say the catechism part together.  That would really be up to your individual preference, and the normal usage of the congregation which you serve.

I plan to use it as a guide for preaching next year.  I will likely reference the catechism section in question as I begin the sermon, or perhaps at some other time.

NOTE : I have also included this update as its own post.

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One Response to “The Liturgical Catechism”

  1. Interesting. How would you propose using this? Reference during the sermon and/or have the people recite it?

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