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The instruction which they received is described in the article CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE. Hence the common teaching was that the defect of baptism might be supplied by desire. Lent was the time when the three-fold preparation -- instructive, ascetical, and liturgical -- was carried on. Prayer and fasting naturally formed part of it; but the competentes were also exhorted to keep silence as far as possible and, if they were married, to observe continence. Each of these was accompanied by a short explanation. Augustine has left four sermons (lvi-lix) "De Oratione Domenica ad competentes" (P.

As to their standard of living they had to abstain from all immoral and pagan practices, and give proof by their virtue and works of penance that they were worthy to begin a more immediate preparation for baptism. In general it lasted long enough to test the dispositions of the catechumen. This was especially held with regard to those who were in the later stage of immediate preparation, to be described presently. L., XXXVIII, 377 sqq.), and three on the delivery of the Symbol (ibid., 1058 sqq.).

Moreover, with the increasing development of the doctrine of grace, and original sin the practice of early baptism became the rule.

Further, the conversion of the barbarians precluded the possibility of submitting them to any prolonged period of preparation.

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"Catechumen," in the early Church, was the name applied to one who had not yet been initiated into the sacred mysteries, but was undergoing a course of preparation for that purpose. vi, 6: "Let him that is instructed in the word, [ ho katechoumenos, is qui catechizatur ] communicate to him that instructeth him [ to katechounti , ei qui catechizat ] in all good things." Other parts of the verb katicksein occur in I Cor., xiv, 19; Luke, i, 4; Acts, xviii, 24. As the acceptance of Christianity involved belief in a body of doctrine and the observance of the Divine law ("teach, make disciples, scholars of them"; "teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you", Matthew ), it is clear that some sort of preliminary instruction must have been given to the converts.

It is not necessary to quote further author ities for the third and fourth centuries, the age in which the catechumenate flourished in its full form.