Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
3416 Swansee Ridge
Sun Prairie, WI 53590-9495
An Outline of Faith, commonly called the Catechism
This catechism is primarily intended for use by parish priests, deacons, and lay catechists, to give an outline for instruction. It is a commentary on the creeds, but is not meant to be a complete statement of belief and practices; rather, it is a point of departure for the teacher, and it is cast in the traditional question and answer form for ease of reference.
The second use of this catechism is to provide a brief summary of the Church's teaching for an inquiring stranger who picks up a Prayer Book.
It may also be used to form a simple service; since the matter is arranged under headings, it is suitable for selective use, and the leader may introduce prayers and hymns as needed.
Topics addressed by the Catechism:
The text of the Catechism is from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979, Episcopal (USA), pages 843-862.