Catholic Dictionary


(From Greek encheiridion: in hand or close at hand) A reference manual divided according to subject matter. Of particular noteworthiness are: (1) the Enchiridion of Indulgences, a listing of all the indulgences granted by the Church to the faithful for certain prayers, devotions, pious practices, and charitable works; (2) the Enchiridion of Symbols, Definitions, and Declarations Concerning Faith and Morals, a compilation of ecclesiastical symbols, creeds, and papal declarations; (3) the "Enchiridion Patristicum," a collection of the most important sayings of the Church Fathers, especially St. Augustine.

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