Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Catechism of St Philaret of Moscow

A treasure of Orthodox teaching is the Cathechism of St Philaret of Moscow, who led the Russian Orthodox Church as Metropolitan in the early to mid-nineteenth century.

The great saint believed that it was his duty to educate and enlighten his flock about the Church's teachings and traditions. Therefore, he preached and wrote about how to live a Christian life, basing his words on the wisdom of the Holy Fathers. His 1823 CATECHISM has been an influential book in Russia and in other countries for nearly two hundred years.

It is available online through the generosity of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library of Calvin College by clicking here.

To navigate from page to page in the catechism, click the small page arrows that appear in the bars at the top or bottom of each page. The catechism includes over 600 questions on a variety topics essential to the Christian Faith.