Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained is a systematic presentation of our Catholic Faith. It will lead you through the "big picture" of the Catholic Faith and our Creed is the guide. Symbolon brings together some of the most trusted Catholic teachers in the world to guide you through the breadth and richness of the Catholic faith. Use Symbolon in OCIA, for Catechist training, in Men's & Women's Groups, Bible Study Groups and more.
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The first 10 sessions, Symbolon Part 1, focus on Knowing the Faith is available here. The second 10 sessions, Symbolon Part 2, focus on Living the Faith is available here.
Symbolon Session 3: The Bible: God's Love Letter to Humanity
"Is the Bible more than just a collection of ancient writings, more than simply an important historical document to be appreciated but ultimately dismissed? Is it possible that God reveals his truth to us through Sacred Scripture? If so, what does that really mean for our faith?
Symbolon Session 4: The Story of Salvation: Creation, Fall, & Redemption
"The story of salvation began with Creation itself—and a decision that affects all of us to this present day. How did the events of an ancient past set into motion God's rescue operation to save us from eternal death?
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Symbolon Session 6: The Paschal Mystery: Jesus's Death & Resurrection
"The Paschal Mystery" is a phrase we hear and use in the Mass and sacramental rites, but do we understand what it means in the greater story of Salvation, from the Passover in Egypt to the Last Supper and Crucifixion of Jesus?
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Symbolon Session 8: Why Do I Need the Church? The Mystery of the Catholic Church
"Though Jesus saves us as individuals, he calls us to live out our salvation as members of a communion of believers. But that can be hard if we don't understand what the Church is and what it is meant to be. Why does the Church claim to have authority over what Catholics believe? How do we reconc...
Symbolon Session 9: Mary & the Saints: Our Mother & the Communion of Saints
What do we think of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and how does our relationship with her impact our relationship with her Son? What is the connection between our understanding of Mary and the rest of the saints? Why do we ask Mary and other "dead people" to pray for us? The answers to these question...