Catechetical Exam


In the Creed, we say of:


The Holy Trinity:  “I believe in ________ God…”


The Father:  “The Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth and of all things _____________ and _______________.


The Son:  “And in ______ Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God; The Only-Begotten; Begotten of the Father before all ages; Light of Light, True God of True God; ___________ not made, of one _____________ with the Father. By whom all things were made; Who for us men and for our salvation came down from Heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and _____________________________, and became man….”


The Holy Spirit:  “And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from __________________; Who with the Father and the Son together is _____________ and glorified; Who spake by the Prophets.


The Church, Her Mysteries, and Her Hope:  “And in One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church; I confess one ___________ for the ____________ of sins; I look for the _____________ from the dead, and the life of the age to come…”



The Holy Trinity is three ________________ one _______________.

In His Holy Incarnation, Christ is __________ Person(s), ___________ Will(s), _____________Nature(s).

By “salvation”, Orthodox Christians mean: _________________________

By “grace”, Orthodox Christians mean: __________________________________________

What is the Economy? ____________________________

More honorable than the Cherubim, beyond compare, more glorious than the Seraphim is __________________________

The bread and wine of Holy Communion we worship is also truly and actually ___________________________________

What is the inheritance from Adam and curse of the world? _______________

What is the Earthly Heaven in which God walks about? ___________________

Is salvation and good works the work of man or of God? _____________________________________________________________

Are the Seven Ecumenical Councils infallible? ______________

Is the Church spotless and without blemish? ____________

The persons of The Holy Trinity are distinguished in that the Father is ________________, the Son is ___________________________ and the Holy Spirit _________________ from the Father.

According to the Fathers, God became man by ____________ that we might become __________ by grace.

Who killed Our Lord? _______________

New Eve, Bush that is Burned but not Consumed, Ark of the New Covenant, Ladder of Divine Ascent, Our Champion Leader is ________________

Fulfillment of the Law, All-Consuming Fire, Second Adam, Very God, First Bishop, Only Saint, and Our Salvation is ____________________

By “Theology”, the Church means: __________________________________________________

How is the soul immortal?

Is the flesh of Christ really Christ, and is your flesh really you? _______________

Will you be raised from the dead in the very body in which you have lived, though it is made incorruptible? ______________

Do Holy Baptism and the other Holy Mysteries save us? _________________

Is veneration of the Holy Icons and the Saints necessary to be Orthodox? ______________

Was Christ created? _________________

Can doctrine develop over time? _______________

What do we call the effects of death upon the soul, which we must overcome? ________________

According to the Holy Scriptures, “there is ______ Lord, ______ Faith, ______ Baptism.”

Our Lord said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father, but by ____________.”

According to the Fathers: outside the Church, there is no _____________________

According to the Fathers: venerate the Bishop as _________________ and do _________________ without the Bishop.

Is Orthodox piety (e.g. fasting, venerating icons, prayers, Holy Confession) a system of rules or of options? _____________________

The heresy of placing national or ethnic identity, values, beliefs, and loyalty above the Church is called _____________________

What is Theosis? ____________________________________

What is the Incarnation? ____________________________________

Recapitulation means that Christ summed up in his person, all categories of operation proper to __________ and all categories of operation proper to ________.

When we say of God that He is good or loving or just, we refer not to His essence but to His ___________________.

Is the Mother of God: Ever Virgin and sinless? ___________