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Adult Formation (ECF) Class

Adult Eastern Christian Formation : A Learning Series


Currently on hold


New Participants can join at any time

What is Keeping You from Growing in Your Own Faith?


Byzantine Catholic Liturgical Book of Gospels illuminated with Christ the Teacher icon and Evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and John


WHAT IT IS:   This is an informal small gathering of people who simply enjoy learning more about being Byzantine Catholic and sharing time together discussing topics.  There are no lectures, assignments, or outside reading required.   Our acceptance of each group member as having unique gifts and experiences encourages us to take what we learn and our shared insights forward into our personal lives.

WHY WE MEET:  There is always a need to learn new things, and many people that attend church weekly may not really know their own faith, or may know just the basics.    Catechism may have been minimal, done poorly, or not present at all in the past.   That is why this group is geared to closing the gap.  But it is also a place where a sense of sharing and being together is just as important as any topic.

We are currently using a book that covers aspects of our faith from an Orthodox and Eastern perspective.  As we read from the book in “class”, we pause along the way, and take time to reflect on our views or ask questions.  Sometimes this leads to talking about current events or ways we might apply what we learn to everyday experiences.  We are always open to being flexible in where our discussion leads us.

We start our group with a prayer and end with a prayer, always seeking wisdom and guidance from the Holy Spirit.

WHEN:   Every Thursday at 7 pm following Divine Liturgy (St. Nicholas Church) at 6 pm.   Please call 570-654-4564 for more information as needed.

WHERE:  Held at St. Nicholas Church, 271 Tripp Street, Swoyersville  [Note:  If you are coming for the first time, please approach any church member at the end of Liturgy to learn where the classes are specifically held.

TIME:  One hour

HOW OFTEN:  Weekly.   New members can join the group at any time.   You can attend as often as your schedule allows.  There are no limits or restrictions on attendance; flexible participation is welcomed.

WHO:  Anyone can attend whether you are Catholic or not, or if you might be interested in becoming a Catholic.  Current members of St. Michaels and St. Nicholas Churches are especially invited and encouraged to attend.  Bring a Friend. Everyone is welcome!

MATERIALS:  Books are provided at no cost to attendees as needed.

Facilitators:  Deacon Larry and Father Gary

“Faith is confident assurance concerning what we hope for, and conviction about things we do not see.”  Hebrews 11:1