Those preparing for Christian baptism.

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  • mass of the catechumens — Usage: often capitalized M&C : the part of the mass up to the offertory when the catechumens were originally dismissed …   Useful english dictionary

  • oil of catechumens — holy oil used in baptism, the ordination of a cleric, the coronation of a sovereign, or in the consecration of a church. * * * …   Universalium

  • oil of catechumens — holy oil used in baptism, ordination, consecration of churches, and coronation of rulers * * * holy oil used in baptism, the ordination of a cleric, the coronation of a sovereign, or in the consecration of a church …   Useful english dictionary

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