oral instruction, esp. of catechumens
Origin of catechesisLL(Ec), religious instruction from Classical Greek kat?ch?sis, instruction from kat?chein: see catechetical
Oral instruction given to catechumens.
Origin of catechesisLate Latin catēchēsis from Greek katēkhēsis oral instruction from katēkhein to teach by word of mouth ; see catechize .
From Ancient Greek κατηχέω (katēkheō, “sound through, instruct orally, catechise”), from κατά (kata, “down”) + ἠχή (ēkhē, “sound”).