The Journey of Faith
The first episode of Symbolon is called,"The Journey of Faith". In anticipation of this session, everyone needs to create an account on Formed.org. Formed is a media platform with a huge library of informative movies and videos that help people grow in the Catholic faith. This will be a valuable resource to you as you move through the RCIA process and beyond. In order to create an account, follow these simple steps:
1. Go to Formed.org.
2. On the home page, click the link "Enter Code"
3. Enter the code "0911ff"
4. Create your profile (login name, password, etc.)
Once you are registered you can watch any videos that interest you on the site for free.
You can use the link below to go to the web page for the first episode or just cut and paste the web address into your browser:
When you arrive at this webpage, you will see two videos are available, Part 1 and Part 2. Please watch part 1 before our meeting and we will watch part 2 as a group during our session. The handout for this session can be found here:
Terms to Know
Creed - At Sunday Masses we stand and pray a creed. A creed is a statement of faith in which beliefs are listed. The word creed comes from the Latin for “I believe.” The two most familiar creeds are the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the teachings of the Apostles, and the Nicene Creed. These creeds are prayed not only by Roman Catholics but by most Christian churches.
Trinity - The Blessed Trinity is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They are Three Persons in one God. This is a basic mystery of our faith. The Three Persons are coequal (have the same powers) and coeternal (have no beginning and no end). The Son proceeds from the Father, and the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son. They are bound together in love. Although the Persons in our Triune God act as one, we attribute a different work to each. We say that the Father is the Creator, the Son is the Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit is the Sanctifier. Things in nature can help us understand the Trinity. Saint Patrick compared the Trinity to a three-leaf clover. The Trinity is also like the three forms of water (liquid, ice, vapor) or the three parts of an egg. In the end we will never completely understand the Trinity because it is a mystery.