|Perfections of God - Part 1|
|Perfections of God - Part 2|
|Redemption of Christ|
|Resurrection of Christ|
|Adam and Eve|
|Disobedience of Adam and Eve|
|The Original Sin|
|Resurrection of the Dead|
|Heaven and Hell|
|The Armenian Church|
|The Holy Tradition|
What is the first thing our
religion teaches us?
first thing our religion teaches us is that there is God.
is our heavenly Father Who made heaven and earth and all things in the
is the Supreme Being Who has no beginning and no end. He is the first
all existing things.
do we mean when we say that God is the Supreme Being without beginning
mean that God is above all creatures, and that He is self-existing and
infinitely perfect Spirit.
What does “Self-existing” mean?
means that God does not owe His existence to any other being.
is a spirit?
spirit is a being that has understanding and free will, but no material
does “infinitely perfect” mean?
perfect means that God has all perfections without limit.
are some of the perfections of God?
of the perfections of God are: God is Eternal, All good, All Knowing
(Omniscient), All-present (Omnipresent), All mighty (Omnipotent).
does “Eternal” mean?
means that God always was and always will be, and always remains the
does “All good” mean?
good means that God is infinitely lovable in Himself, and that from His
love all good things come for us.
does God reveal His Goodness?
reveals His goodness through His mercy. He always forgives us if we
repent of our sins.
does “All knowing” mean?
knowing means that God knows all things, past, present, and future;
most secret thoughts, words, and actions.
does “All present” mean?
present means that God is everywhere, in heaven, on earth, and
dwells in humble and good hearts.
God is everywhere, why do we not see Him?
God is everywhere, we do not see Him because He is a Spirit and cannot
with our physical eyes.
God see us?
God sees us and watches over us with loving care.
God see everything?
God sees everything, even the most secret of our thoughts and plans
is God’s loving care for us called?
loving care for us is called Divine Providence.
What does “Almighty” mean?
means that God can do all things.
are some other perfections of God?
is All wise All holy, All merciful and All just.
are our duties toward God?
duties toward God are:
To worship Him,
To love Him more than anything or anyone.
To obey Him in all things.
-Did God abandon man after Adam fell
did not abandon man after Adam fell into sin. but promised
to send a Savior.
whom did God promise to send Savior?
Promised to send a Savoir to our first parents, Adam and Eve, and to
people of old Israel through the words of the Prophets.
-For whom did God promise to send a Savior?
promised to send a Savoir for all mankind.
-Did the promised Savior come?
the promised Savior came; He is our Lord Jesus Christ, the Incarnate
Son of God.
-What does the name “Jesus” mean?
name “Jesus” means Savior because He came into the world to save
was Jesus also called Christ?
was also called Christ because Christ means ‘Anointed’; that is, the
One to Whom God gave His Spirit and Authority to redeem mankind.
is the divine action through which the Only Begotten Son of God took to
Himself a human body and became man.
did Incarnation take place?
the time came for the Savior to appear on earth, God sent the angel
Gabriel to the Virgin Mary to announce to her that she was to be with
child by the Holy Spirit. After nine months from this Annunciation, the
Only-Begotten Son of God was born of her, thus becoming a perfect man with a
perfect soul and mind.
do we call the Blessed Virgin Mary for her being the mother of Jesus
Her Mother of God.
Joseph was the person betrothed to the Blessed Virgin St Marry; who
took care of Mary and Jesus.
is meant by Redemption?
Redemption is meant that Jesus Christ suffered and died on the Cross to
save the whole human race.
did Jesus Christ suffer and die for us?
Christ suffered and died for us because He loved us.
did mankind gain on account of the sufferings of our Lord, Jesus Christ?
regained paradise, which they had lost by Adam’s sin.
we individually regain the heavenly paradise?
regain the heavenly paradise by believing in Jesus Christ as our Savior
and living according to His teachings.
and where did Jesus Christ die?
Christ died on the Cross, at a place called Golgotha, in the city of
Jerusalem, on Good Friday, at 3 p.m.
did they do to His body after Jesus Christ died?
Jesus Christ died, they took His body down from the Cross and laid it
in a Sepulcher in a garden close to Colgotha.
happened after He was laid in the Sepulcher?
from the dead on the third day after He was laid in the Sepulcher.
Is the Resurrection?
Resurrection is the coming back to life again and the joining again of
the body and the soul.
did Jesus Christ rise from the dead?
Christ rose from the dead on a Sunday, the third day after His death.
do we call that Sunday?
that Sunday Easter, “Zadig” in Armenian.
Christ appear to anyone after His Resurrection?
after His Resurrection Christ appeared to His disciples who touched
Him, talked with Him, ate with Him, and were witnesses to His glorious
long did Christ remain on earth after His Resurrection?
His Resurrection Christ remained on
earth for forty days.
did Jesus Christ remain on earth for forty days after His Resurrection?
Christ remained on earth to prove that He had truly arisen from the
dead, and to complete the instruction of the Apostles, to prepare them
for their ministry.
happened forty days after the Resurrection?
Christ ascended into heaven forty days after His Resurrection.
did He promise before going into heaven?
promised that He will be with us to the end of the world, and that He
will send the Holy Spirit to dwell with us.
do we call His ascending into heaven?
His ascending into heaven the Ascension, “Hampartsoom” in Armenian.
did Jesus Christ ascend into heaven?
ascended into heaven to prepare a place for us in
heaven; to intercede for us, and to send the comforter, the Holy Spirit to guide us in our life on earth
Christ come again to this world?
Yes, Our Lord will again come to this world to
judge everybody according to his conduct in this world. It is called
the Second Coming of Christ.
the Holy Spirit?
Holy Spirit is God and the
third Person of the Holy Trinity.
Holy Spirit equal to the Father and the Son?
the Holy Spirit is equal to the Father and the Son because He is God.
does the Holy Spirit do for the salvation of mankind?
Holy Spirit dwells in the Church as the source of its life and gives
the power to Christians to seek perfection in life.
did the Holy Spirit appear?
Holy Spirit first appeared as a dove at the Baptism of Christ; again in
the shape of tongues of fire coming upon each Apostle, on the day of
Pentecost when they were together in Jerusalem.
was the effect of the descending of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles?
Apostles were filled with special grace and power to preach the Gospel
to all nations.
does the Holy Spirit work in us?
Holy Spirit dwells in us and sanctifies us through the gift of grace,
and gives us the strength to lead a Christian life.
THE HOLY TRINITY
there only one God?
only one God.
are there in God?
God there are three Divine Persons; The Father, The Son, and The Holy
do we describe one and the same God in
three Divine Persons?
describe one and the same God in three Divine Persons as the Holy
the three Divine Persons really distinct from one another?
the three Divine Persons are really distinct from one another.
each one of these three persons true God?
the Father is God the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God.
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit truly one and the same God?
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are truly one and the same God
all have one and the same Divine Nature.
are the most perfect creatures of God?
most perfect creatures of God are angels and men.
are the angels?
are created spirits, without material bodies, having understanding and
were they created?
created the angels for His own glory and service.
gifts did God bestow on the angels when He created them?
God created the angels, He bestowed on them, wisdom, power, and
do the angels do in heaven?
heaven the angels see, love, and adore God.
do the angels help us?
angels help us by praying for us, by acting as messengers from God to
by serving as our Guardian Angels.
do our Guardian Angels help us?
Guardian Angels help us by praying for us, by protecting us from harm,
inspiring us to do good.
all the angels remain faithful to God?
all the angels remained faithful to God; some of them sinned.
were their sins?
sins were pride and rebelling against God.
happened to the angels who did not remain faithful to God?
angels who did not remain faithful to God were deprived of their state
happiness and holiness. These are
bad angels or devils.
is the chief way in which the bad angels try to harm us?
chief way in which the bad angels try to harm us is by tempting us to
all temptations come from the bad angels?
temptations come from the bad angels, but other temptations come from
ourselves and from the persons and things about us.
we always resist temptations?
we can always resist temptations, because no temptation can force us
and because God will always help us if we ask Him.
Man is a rational being created with soul and
soul is a spirit that comes from God; therefore, it will live forever.
the soul is immortal, because it never dies.
are the qualities of the soul?
qualities of the soul are: understanding, thinking, loving, and free
whose image was man made?
made in the image and likeness
this likeness to God in the body or in the soul?
likeness to God is chiefly in the soul.
the soul like God?
soul is like God in that it is a spirit (as God is Spirit), having
understanding and free will, and is destined to live forever.
were the first man and woman created by God?
first man and woman created by God were Adam and Eve,
the first parents of human race.
-In what state did God create them?
God created them in state of grace and
happiness, which made them children of God.
-Where did God put Adam and Eve after creating them?
Adam and Eve in a beautiful garden called Paradise, or the Garden of
-What commandment did God give to Adam and Eve?
gave Adam and Eve the commandment not to eat of the fruit of the “tree
of knowledge of good and evil” that grew in the Garden of Eden.
-Did Adam and Eve obey the commandment of God?
and Eve did not obey the commandment of God, but ate of the forbidden
-What happened to Adam and Eve as a result of their
and Eve lost their grace and happiness as a result of their
-To what did they become subject after their disobedience?
and Eve became subject to death, suffering, and a strong inclination to
they remain in paradise after their disobedience?
they lost paradise as a result of their
disobedience. They were driven
out from the Garden of Eden.
-What has happened to us because of the sin of Adam?
descendants of Adam, come into the world deprived of
grace because of the sin of our first parents.
is this sin of Adam called?
sin of Adam is called the Original Sin.
-Why is this sin of Adam called Original’’?
sin is called ‘Original” because it comes down to us through our
origin, or descent, from Adam.
inherit this Original Sin of Adam?
inherit the Original Sin of Adam, as we would have inherited his grace
and all good gifts had he been obedient to God.
Original Sin the only kind of sin?
Original Sin is not the only kind of sin. There is another kind called
the “actual sin,” which we commit ourselves.
-What are the chief punishments of Adam, which we inherit
through Original Sin?
chief punishments, which we inherit through Original Sin, are death,
suffering, ignorance, and a strong inclination to sin.
the human body?
humans body is composed of material elements which God formed of the
dust of the earth.
is the separation of the soul from the body.
-What does the fear of death teach us?
fear of death teaches us that by sincere faith and good works we must
prepare ourselves for it, and we must face it calmly and bravely.
should death be regarded by the faithful Christians?
must be taken as part of this life, and the beginning of a new life
without end, i.e. the eternal life.
the body subject to death?
whatever in nature is composed of various substances must eventually
be decomposed. Therefore, the body, which is made of earth, must again
become earth according to the Divine decree: “For dust thou art, and
unto dust shalt thou return.”
the soul also die with the body?
soul cannot die, because it is immaterial and is not composed of
various substances. The soul is immortal.
-What becomes of the soul after being separated from the body?
soul goes, so to say, to the world of the spirits to be judged and
rewarded according to its good or bad works on earth.
-What reward will God give to the good soul?
to his good faith and works, God will grant him exceeding happiness in
His heavenly mansions.
rewards will the wicked receive?
who have been bad people on earth, and who die without repentance,
will suffer more or less according to their sins.
the happiness and suffering of the souls already final?
both the happiness of the righteous and punishment of the sinners are
will be the final reward?
final reward will be at resurrection of the dead, and the last judgment.
is the resurrection of the dead?
resurrection of the dead is the coming back into life of the dead
bodies, or the reunion of the soul with the body.
-How do we know that the body will rise again?
that the body will rise again because our Lord clearly taught it and by
His own Resurrection confirmed His teaching about it.
we rise with exactly the same body, which we have?
present bodies will undergo a change, and shall become glorified
bodies like the one, which our Lord assumed at His Resurrection.
do we learn from the promise of Christ that our bodies will also rise?
learn that our bodies are precious things, which we must keep holy, and
that we should use them for the service of God.
will take place after the resurrection of the dead?
-what will take place after the resurrection of the dead?
the resurrection of the dead, Christ will come to the world with the
great glory and power to judge all mankind.
should Christ be the judge of mankind?
it was Christ who revealed the will of God personally to mankind, therefore it
is natural that He must examine each person to see how he has obeyed the
wi1l of God.
the last judgment necessary?
in this world many good people suffer unjustly and many sinners enjoy
glory and prosperity; the righteousness of God must give each one due
reward according to their lives on earth.
will receive rewards?
who have made use of their gifts for
the benefit of their fellow creatures for the salvation of their souls,
and for the greater glory of God will receive rewards.
will be punished?
sinners, and those who have received wealth, power, talents, etc. in this world and did not use them for
the service of God and for the good of their fellow creatures.
heaven, or heavenly paradise, is a state of happiness, which the angels
enjoying and the good people will perpetually enjoy after the Last
we have any idea of this heavenly habitation?
exceeding beauty, glory and happiness of heavenly paradise are
us as long as we are in this world.
is a state of suffering and torment in which the wicked are punished,
deprived of the heavenly happiness.
must this thought of heaven and hell affect us?
should with great earnestness lead such a life that we may avoid hell
worthy of heavenly life.
must we prepare ourselves for our everlasting happiness?
must prepare ourselves for our everlasting happiness by repentance,
and good conduct, humility and godliness.
is the Church?
Church is the organized body of all baptized persons united in the same
Christian faith. The Church also means the building in which the
together to worship God.
founded the Church?
Christ founded the Church.
did Jesus Christ found the Church?
Christ founded the Church to bring all men to eternal salvation through
does the Church lead men to salvation?
Church leads men to salvation by instructing them in the teaching of
by sanctifying them through Holy Sacraments.
whom did Christ give the power of teaching and sanctifying?
gave these powers to His Apostles. The Apostles gave the same powers to
successors, the bishops and the priests of the Church.
were the first preachers of Christianity in Armenia?
Apostles of Christ, St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew were the first
Christianity in Armenia from the years 40 to 60. They are the first
of the Armenian Church, and are
called the “First Enlighteners of Armenia”.
did Christianity progress in Armenia?
gradually spread in Armenia through the preaching of bishops and
St. Thaddeus and St
Bartholomew had ordained.
was the greatest evangelizer of Armenia?
Gregory was the greatest evangelizer of Armenia because through his
the king of Armenia and the whole nation was converted to Christianity
year 301 AD.
the Armenians the first nation to accept Christianity as their national
Armenians were the first
nation in the
world to accept Christianity as their national or state religion.
are the Saints?
Saints are those who have lived in godliness according to the
God and of the Church.
who have sacrificed their lives for the love of God and His Church are
we honor the Saints and the Martyrs?
we must honor them as the beloved friends of God provided we do not
the honor that belongs to God alone.
is the honor due to God called?
honor, which we render to God, is called adoration or worship.
is the honor given to Saints called?
honor, which we give to the Saints, is called veneration. By venerating
we honor God, Himself, who is the cause of their holiness. We
honor also outstanding saintly people on earth; but we do not adore
can we honor Saints?
can honor Saints by:
their holy lives, the highest honor we can pay them is to imitate their
with which they have defended their faith.
their feast days.
is requesting the Saints that they also may offer their prayers to God
for us as our brothers, and as the members of the Church, who are
Christ, the Head of the Church.
can we find the teachings of our religion?
can find the teachings of our religion
in the Holy Tradition of
the Church, which includes also the Holy Bible.
is the Holy Tradition?
its general sense, the Holy Tradition is the whole deposit of faith
from generation to generation.
we believe in all the teachings of the Holy Tradition?
we should believe all the teachings of the Holy Tradition because they
revealed by God, taught by Christ, the Apostles, and the Fathers of the
mean to believe?
believe means to accept with conviction the teachings of
Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostles as written in the Holy
and of the Holy Fathers and the Councils of the
as handed down through successive generations.
is the Holy Bible?
Holy Bible is the collection of sacred books written by inspired men of
given to the Church as part of the whole deposit of