Latin Title: Ad illuminandos catechesis 1
Reference: CPG 4331 and 4460
PG 49, 223-232
Savile 6, 851-858
Incipit: Ὡς ποθεινὸς καὶ ἐπέραστος τῶν νέων
Date: 388 (Kelly)
Greek Text: A. Piédagnel, Jean Chrysostome. Trois catéchèses baptismales (SC 366), Paris: Les Éditions du CERF, 1990.
Other Ancient Versions: Latin, Syriac, and Armenian (see CPG Vol. 2 p. 533-534)
English Translation: W.R.W. Stephens, “First Instruction to Catechumens” in NPNF1, vol. 9 (New York, 1889), p. 159-164.

This translation is available online here.

Other Modern Translations: French (A. Piédagnel); German and Polish (see Centre for Early Christian Studies)
Notes: This is the first sermon in the series of baptismal instructions which includes the sermons Instruction Concerning the Oath, The Last Instruction for Those About To Be Baptized, and To New Converts. It was incorrectly combined under CPG 4331 with the 2nd Baptismal Instruction to Catechumens, which is from a completely different series.

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