Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained is a vibrant, relevant and complete program to re-evangelize and reinvigorate your parish. The 20 compelling sessions of this bold series guide parishioners through the breadth and richness of their Catholic faith. Presented by some of the most trusted Catholic teachers in the world, this unique video and discussion experience will transform the lives of your parishioners.
Symbolon: the Catholic Faith Explained features 20 video and discussion sessions to guide your parishioners through the breadth and richness of
their Catholic faith. It’s relevant, compelling and innovative—and available just about anywhere on any computer, phone or tablet.
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Designed with RCIA in mind, Symbolon uses prayer, video teaching, discussion questions, a catechist summary, a call to conversion,
and a recommended Celebration of the Word of God. It's the ideal RCIA resource to keep them beyond the Easter Vigil.
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Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained is a state-of-the-art video series, led by Dr. Edward Sri and 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 journeys through the core teachings of the Catholic faith to open up the “big picture” in a way that will help you know, live and articulate the faith to others.
If you could sum up Symbolon in one sentence, a good description might be: “Discover the big picture of the Catholic faith.”
Part I: Knowing the Faith
|1. The Journey of Faith (20min)||6. The Paschal Mystery (33min)|
|2. Divine Revelation (32min)||7. The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace (37min)|
|3. The Bible (33min)||8. Why Do I Need A Church? (44min)|
|4. The Story of Salvation (34min)||9. Mary and the Saints (36min)|
|5. Who Is Jesus? (33min)||10. The Last Things (40min)|
Part II: Living the Faith
|1. The Sacraments: Baptism & Confirmation (41min)||6. A Catholic Moral Vision: Virtue, Grace & the Path to Happiness (47min)|
|2. The Eucharist: Source & Summit of the Christian Life (38min)||7. A Love that Lasts: Discovering Authentic Love (20min)|
|3. Walk Through the Mass: Exploring the Liturgy (35min)||8. A Love that Lasts: God’s Plan for Sexuality (37min)|
|4. Penance & Anointing of the Sick: God’s Mercy Revealed (45min)||9. Catholic Social Teaching: Building a Civilization of Love (20min)|
|5. Matrimony & Holy Orders: The Sacraments of Service & Communion (42min)||10. Catholic Social Teaching: Protecting the Dignity of the Human Person (37min)|
Yes! Close this FAQ and scroll down the main Symbolon page to see three sample videos.
All Symbolon DVDs are now available with Spanish and English closed captions.
All Symbolon video content is available with Spanish and English subtitles. All Symbolon guidebooks have been translated into Spanish and are available for purchase here. For online access to Symbolon videos and guidebook content in Spanish and English, please visit Formed.org.
The DVD is NTSC, which means it only plays in certain countries (i.e. US, Canada, Philippines). In the future we are hoping to release a PAL (which is used in Europe, Australia), but as of now there are no definitive plans.
Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained is a series that comes in two parts. Together, parts I and II combine to provide a clear, comprehensive and engaging presentation of the Catholic faith based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. We recommend that parishes and catechetical leaders use the full series to lay a strong foundation of faith for those to whom they minister. However, each individual episode is self-contained and provides an excellent presentation on the subject discussed. This allows for Symbolon to be an excellent tool for self-study and as a supplemental resource in addition to a tool for systematic catechesis.
Yes. Since the episodes have brand new content, there is also new corresponding content in the Leader and Participants Guides.