Who signs the Book of the Elect?

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4 thoughts on “Who signs the Book of the Elect?”

  1. Larry Clinkscales

    I will be singing the book of Elect this weekend! I have never had such a great feeling! Please Pray for me, your brother in Jesus.

  2. Why does the Book of Elect (where the catechumen’s sign) say Candidate instead of Catechumen if only the Catechumens sign it? Seems like it should say Catechumen, not Candidate. Confusing?

    1. Hi Brad. Yes, it is a little confusing. In the RCIA, there are two meanings for the word “candidate.” The first is the person who is the subject of a rite. So, the candidate for the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens or the candidate for the Rite of Election. The second is the person who is already baptized and is seeking full communion with the Catholic Church or the completion of initiation. We call that person a baptized candidate (for reception or for completion of initiation). So, in the Book of Elect, the word candidate refers to the candidate for the Rite of Election.

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