Older members of your congregation may remember when most stores were closed on Sundays, or when public schools hosted Christmas pageants and taught kids to sing carols. In our current culture, the stories and tenets of our faith aren’t passed along as readily as they once were. Perhaps because of this, more people today seem to be yearning for a deeper experience of the sacred. The catechumenate is an ancient spiritual process that helps deepen faith through education and spiritual practices. Has its time come again?

Download a study guide to discuss “An ancient journey, rediscovered,” which appeared in Living Lutheran’s September 2018 print edition. The guide contains three pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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