Catechesis / Religious Education
Catechesis is an education in the faith of children, young people and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way, with a view to initiating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life. In the Ukrainian Catholic Church, catechists are typically trained in the art of “catechesis” or religious education. In some parishes, laypersons are responsible for the catechetical program under the direction of the local parish pastor. The pastor, deacons, or religious sisters may also direct the parish catechetical program. The primary catechists for children are their parents or the programs offered by the parish community.
Generations of Faith:
Generations of Faith for Byzantine Churches is a comprehensive resource for the entire parish
Bringing together all generations in lifelong learning
Understanding the Byzantine Tradition
Learning the true meanings of the Church feasts through each month and season
Viewing icons through a wondrous new prism
God With Us Publications
It has been endorsed and/or mandated by most of the Eastern Christian Eparchies in the United States and Canada. Student texts are available for each grade level and appropriate for multi-level grade groupings. Teacher Manuals for lesson preparation and presentation specially designed for each grade level. A necessary tool for the teacher.
Whether a degreed, professional teacher, a catechist teaching for many years, a new catechist, seminarian, religious, clergy, home-schooling parent or grandparent, the most essential tool for effective teaching is a teacher’s manual. Each manual of approximately 340 pages, has a plethora of information. Addressed are the physical, psycho-social and attitudinal development of the child at a particular age, faith- tradition background for the catechist, curriculum for the grade level, lesson planning strategies and scripted lessons. Photos of the student text pages are incorporated into the manual. Also included are Liturgical hymns and prayers according to the various jurisdictions and activities and copy-ready forms to reinforce lessons