The Small Catechism in PDF

Small Catechism in PDF

PDF’s of the Small Catechism are available from CPH for use within any LCMS church. Click here to view it there, or click here for purchase options.

The copyright notice is as follows:

Copyright notice:

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Since it’s difficult to locate the PDF’s on the CPH site (you have to go into each section to locate them), we’ve provided links to the PDF’s on the CPH site for each section below:

Luther’s Preface to the Small Catechism

The Ten Commandments

The Creed

The Lord’s Prayer

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism


The Sacrament of the Altar

Daily Prayers

Table of Duties

Christian Questions with Their Answers