The Shorter Catechism

Catherine and Katie with their (beloved!) Catechisms yesterday
Here are the two girls finishing their revision of the Shorter Catechism, ready for their final recitation of all 107 of them.

They have now done it!!! Learnt them all. Recited them all.

The Shorter Catechism is an amazing collection of questions and answers covering all aspects of Biblical doctrine.

The first question is:

Q1. What is the chief end of man?
A: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.

If only they were all this easy to learn!

Here is an example of another catechism:

Q96. What is the Lord's Supper?
A: The Lord's Supper is a sacrament, wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to Christ's appointment, His death is showed forth, and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporal and carnal manner, but by faith, made partakers of His body and blood, with all His benefits, to their spiritual nourishment and growth in grace.

Here is a link to the Shorter Catechism, and when I get switched on to this technology business, I will show a .... a.... thingymajig.... on the side of my blog showing a different catechism every day.

So much to learn....so little time.

I'm sure I heard someone say that already in the past day or so.


  1. Congratulations!!!! What a worthy goal and you reached it!

    Your e-friends in Virginia!

  2. Amaaing achievement! Well done both of you. D x

  3. Thank you both for these comments. A great deal of credit must go to my friend, Christina, who took them up to her house each week to practice.

  4. I just love that your children are learning Catechism. It inspires me to teach my children when they are of a ripe schooling age!
    Many Blessings!


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