08 May 2002

Apparently Calvin (or someone in Geneva) also wrote another short (28 question) catechism for young children that was published in 1553 (it may actually have been written earlier). Its (abbreviated) title was "The Manner of Questioning Children..." ("La maniere d'interrogues les enfans..."). This document likely took the place of the earlier catechism that I mentioned below. Like the other catechism, it seems that it has not been translated into English (a future project perhaps).

According to Calvin's "Ecclesiastical Ordinances" the Sunday before a child's first communion, one of these catechisms would have been used to examine the child for admittance to the Supper, as a means by which the child would make public profession before the church.