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Catechism

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Catechism course for newcomers and potential candidates for baptism.

Every Sunday after Liturgy. 

News

Making of Catechumens: Abhi, Dillania, Hakan and John will be made  Catechumens on Sunday, 8 October, immediately after the Liturgy at Holy Ascenion Mission, 32 Electra St, Williamstown.

Catechism Resources & Introductions to Orthodox Christianity

Booklets

 - Brief Introduction to Orthodox Christianity

Brochures

- Church Etiquette

- Confession

- Deification (Theosis)

- Divine Liturgy

- Fasting & Feasting (Old Julian Calendar)

- Frequent Communion

- How Do I Live As An Orthodox Christian?

- In Peace, Let Us Pray to the Lord

- Orthodox On Purpose

- Practical Aspects of Confession

- Orthodox Prayer Corner at Home

- Rules for a Pious Life

- What Announcement Did Jesus Make to Mankind?

- Why Fasting?

- 8 Things I Wish I'd Known About Orthodox Christianity

- 10 Things Orthodox Christians Would Like You to Know

Videos

- Welcome to the Orthodox Church

- How to Become an Orthodox Christian

- The Maners of the Christians

- I Have No Orthodox Church Near Me

- I Don't Like Orthodox People Online

- The Sign of the Cross

- How Not to Confess Your Sins

- Conversion as an Underwhelming Experience

- Habitual Sin & Spiritual Ambition

- Bad Reasons to Convert to Orthodox Christianity

- The Life of an Orthodox Christian

Links

- Church Etiquette

- Links to Freely Available Orthodox Christian Catechisms

- Essential Orthodox Christian Beliefs

- Orthodox Catechism

- Orthodox Prayers

- Orthodox Spirituality

- The 10 Point Program for Living an Orthodox Christian Life

- A Selection of Orthodox Christian Youtube Channels

Holy Ascension Orthodox Mission Catechism 

Catechism Volume 1

Catechism Volume 2

Lesson 13: Ordination & Monasticism (Clergy Vestments)

Lesson 14: The Service of Preparation (Proskomede) Before the Divine Liturgy

Service Texts & Prayer Books

Morning & Evening Prayers

Preparation for Holy Communion (Pre-Communion Prayers)

Thanksgiving Prayers after Holy Communion (Post-Communion Prayers)

Mission Unabridged Prayer Book

Services of Baptism (Includes Making of Catechumen)

Resources for Neophytes (Newly-Baptised)

Lessons from a Newly-Baptised English Author

Seeking after Visions & Spiritual Zeal

Living Online Does Not Constitute A Spiritual Way of Life 

False Ideas & Wrong Attitudes

Apocalypticism

Fanaticism

Social Media

Internet, Social Media & Amateur e-Theologians

Jack-Hermans Overseas Trip 2022-2023

A Note on Extremism, Territorialism...etc

The Church was founded for the salvation of mankind. It does not have a party other than Christ. It does not engage in propaganda, and furthermore, strives to avoid being used in the service of propaganda.

 

Holy Ascension does not promote the agenda of any nation or any ethnicity or any political ideologies. Nor are we involved in projecting the “soft (or sharp) power” of any so-called “Orthodox mother country.” We are just a small community wanting to worship God as brothers and sisters in Christ in a language we understand, without pushing any ethnic agendas or political ideologies on each other. 

At the same time, we bemoan the political polarization of society, of the world at large, and within the Orthodox Church. We call all to remember that we are created, each of us without exception, in the image and likeness of God. We also strongly condemn conspiracism, extremism, fundamentalism, nationalism and irridentism, and call to repentance those who would perpetrate acts of violence or hatred.

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