Previously, LutheranCatechism.com released Small Catechism Memory Cards in six different translations. The translations are:
- 1979 NPH-WELS
- 2001 ELS
- 2010 Sola Publishing / ReClaim Resources
- 1912 Synodical Conference
- 1921 Triglot English
- 1992 CLBA-Faith & Fellowship
Today, LutheranCatechism.com releases Small Catechism Memory Cards in a seventh translation, the 2004 Robert E. Smith translation. This is a fresh translation into English of the German text printed in Triglot Concordia: The Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921, pp. 538-559.
Rev. Smith is Electronic Resources Librarian, Concordia Theological Seminary, (1993- ). His previous positions include Pastor, Messiah Lutheran Church, Wolcottville, IN (1989-1992), and Pastor, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Winamac, IN (1985-1989). He holds a BA in Theology and Theological Languages, Valparaiso University (1979); Master of Library Science, Indiana University (1981); Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO (1985).
Many are using Rev. Smith’s translation because he has graciously donated it into the public domain. The resource released today provides to the many users of this translation the same form of memory cards for their chosen translation of Dr. Luther’s Small Catechism as are being provided to users of other translations.
These free resources let anyone print memory cards, each containing a portion of Luther’s Small Catechism, to use as a memorization aid, for teaching children, or for meditation and prayer. Simply download the free PDF file containing the cards and an instructions file from the distribution page. Then follow the instructions to print and separate the cards.