Take Luther’s Small Catechism with you wherever you go. Written 500 years ago by the reformer Martin Luther, these basic questions and answers on Christian faith continue to be a guide and companion for children, youth, and adults today.

Read and search all the content of the classic “pocket editions” of Luther’s Small Catechism and El Catecismo Menor de Lutero:
The Ten Commandments
The Apostles’ Creed
The Lord’s Prayer
The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
The Sacrament of the Altar
Morning and Evening Blessings
Blessings at Meals

Upgrade to the Study Edition to explore the content listed above, additional notes, new illustrations by liturgical artist Gertrud Mueller Nelson, and more:
Introduction by Timothy J. Wengert, updated to observe “500 Years of Reformation”
Individual Confession and Forgiveness
The Household Chart of Some Bible Passages
The Marriage Service
The Service of Holy Baptism
Luther’s Preface to the Small Catechism of 1529

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What’s New

Version 1.0.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Fixed bug for non-English and non-Spanish devices.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

ejdots ,

Blind users this is accessible!

Easy, understandable, and accessible for users a voiceover. What else can I say? Kudos to the ELCA. Finally something accessible for the blind and others who cannot use the mouse. Let’s see more of this stuff.

Jyetman2017 ,

Simple and easy to use

Provides easy access to the contents of the small catechism. Performs well too.

oxymoron211 ,

The Small Catechism Never Looked So Good

Luther's small catechism is a part of my childhood and my faith. I already bring it with me in my heart, and this app lets me bring it in my pocket. The text is beautiful and useful. I'd even recommend springing for the "study edition" in-app purchase. I'll be recommending it for my confirmation kids, too!

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