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1910 New Catholic Dictionary


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(Greek katechoumenos, one instructed) A name applied to one undergoing instruction preparatory to the reception of Baptism and admission into the Church. Historically, there were three distinct classes of catechumens: audientes, or hearers; catechumens proper, sometimes called genuflectentes, or kneelers; and competentes, or those ready for Baptism.

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Entry for 'Catechumen'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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