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Dear Friends in Christ,
What does Symbolon mean?
In the early Church, Christians described their Creed, Their summary statement of faith, as the symbolon, the “seal” or “symbol of the faith.”
In the ancient world, the Greek word symbolon typically described an object like a piece of parchment, a seal, or a coin that was cut in half and given to two parties. It served as a means of recognition and confirmed a relationship between the two. When the halves of the symbolon were reassembled, the owner’s identity was verified and the relationship confirmed.
In like manner, the Creed served as a means of Christian recognition. Someone who confessed the Creed could be identified as a true Christian. Moreover, they were assured that what they professed in the Creed brought them in unity with the faith the Apostles originally proclaimed.
This series is called Symbolonbecause it intends to help bring people deeper into that communion of apostolic faith that has existed for 2,000 years in the Church that Christ founded.
Catholicism is an entire way of Life.
But today it’s not known.
We might be familiar with different aspects of the Catholic faith. But how does it all fit together? And what difference does it make for our lives? Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained opens up the “big picture” of the Catholic faith in a way that helps us know it, live it and articulate it to others.
Through beautifully crafted teaching and state-of-the-art video, author, speaker and theologian Dr. Edward Sri leads a team of dynamic teachers who provide a clear and comprehensive explanation of the Catholic faith.
Filmed on location in Rome, the Holy Land, Calcutta and in the Augustine Institute studios in Denver, Symbolon-Knowing the Faith (episodes 1-10) journeys through the core teachings of the Catholic Church and Symbolon-Living the Faith (episodes 11-18) focuses on our encounter with God in the Sacraments and moral life.
Symbolon is coming to Blessed Trinity this Fall.
Kind personal regards,
Father Wayne C. Genereux
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