Eastern Christian Formation
“There is no greater calling than the education of our youth in the faith.” ~ St. John Chrysostom
On October 11, 1953, St. George Byzantine Catholic Church was the first Church in the Archeparchy, then Byzantine Catholic Diocese, of Pittsburgh to be established with a “Decree of Erection of Confraternity of Christian Doctrine” (CCD). We continue that tradition with our Eastern Christian Formation (ECF). The ECF program of St. George Church encompasses religious education, spirituality, liturgical worship, service, and extra-curricular activities. From the original certificate:
“Go out into the highways and hedges, and make them come in, so that my house may be filled.”
We are here to support your decision to share the Christian way of life with your child/children. Your child’s religious path began at Baptism, is continued at home, and will be nourished and strengthened through our Eastern Christian Formation program. Our catechists are offered training from the Office of Religious Education of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh. We utilize the “God With Us” series incorporated with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd method in the primary-intermediate level and Bible study incorporated with service in the high school level. Classes are in session weekly from September-May following Sunday Divine Liturgy, 10:00-11:00 AM in our spacious classrooms each of which has an age appropriate activity area in which the children can socialize. Classes are for ages 3 through high school seniors. Each July vacation Bible school is held for a week of Byzantine prayer and music, crafts, activities, and more.
ECF classes: Sundays following Divine Liturgy, 10:15-11:30 A.M , September – May