Fr. Josiah Trenham
This lecture provides an detailed overview of the traditional path of Orthodox Christian catechesis. In this lecture, born out of the study of patristic catechesis and the experience of instructing more than 250 catechumens, Father Josiah lays out a traditional practical step-by-step process for teaching inquirers and catechumens the Orthodox faith in such a way as to give them a solid "foundation of repentance and faith" (Heb. 6:1) that will serve them and the church for life. Included with this lecture are two attachments: 1. A Chart of the Initiatory Process, and 2. Text of the Lecture Itself.
The Orthodox Catechism series also provides valuable teachings for Orthodox who want to deepen the knowledge and practice of their faith, and serves as a useful resource for priests who are performing catechesis in their parish. This series offers a detailed overview of the traditional path of Orthodox Christian catechesis. An Orthodox Catechism was born out of Father Josiah’s study of patristic catechesis and his experience of instructing more than 300 catechumens. Included wit
Lecture: Starting Down the Royal Path
PDF: Starting Down the Royal Path
PDF: Chart of the Initiatory Process
FATHER JOSIAH TRENHAM is a native Southern Californian. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1993, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, in 2004. He has served as pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, Ca. since 1998. Father Josiah was married in 1988, and has ten children.