The catechumens who had been received on the previous Sabbath, first partook.
These chambers were used probably for the instruction of catechumens.
They also acted as instructors or catechists of the catechumens of the church.
Alluding to the closing of the doors and departure of the catechumens.
But is it asked why the sick and the catechumens are anointed with oil?
In all other countries the oil of the catechumens was alone used.
The Christian catechumens were called initiates only when they were baptised.
Such a principle would exclude from the catechetical class much which our catechumens should be taught.
One is indicated, however, for each chapter, and may be read in class or be assigned to the catechumens to be read at home.
Many of those present listened open-mouthed, with the air of catechumens and in ecstatic attitudes.