Universal Catechesis and the Characteristics of the Catechist.


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Each Christian individual is truly a learner. 2. Support in Christian life (or praxis) ... one, for speaking with his or her understudies, whether youngsters, high schoolers or grown-ups. ...
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Conventional Catechesis and the Qualities of the Catechist A Presentation of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Religious Education for the 36 th Biennial Clergy Laity Congress by Eve Tibbs Religious Education Coordinator Diocese of San Francisco

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Heavenly King and Comforter, Spirit of Truth present all over the place, who fills all creation, the Treasure of all endowments and Giver of life, come and live inside us. Scrub us from each imperfection and recovery our souls, O benevolent God. O Christ, the genuine Light, which brightens and purifies each individual who appears on the scene; let the light of Your magnificence sparkle upon us, that in it we may observe the light indescribable; and aide our strides, to the keeping of Your edicts, through the supplications of your everything unadulterated Mother, and of every one of Your Saints. So be it.

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I. End Things and First Things "If you have anything to let me know of significance, for\'s the love of all that is pure and holy start at the end." Sara J. Duncan

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I. End Things and First Things "If you have anything to let me know of significance, for\'s goodness\' sake start at the end." Sara J. Duncan C. The Catechist is basic to coordinating the procedure of religious training. There are a few vital characteristics of the Catechist Some might be educated en route. Some must be pre-requirements of the individual.

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Understanding the objective is basic to any undertaking! Alice asked, "Would you let me know if you don\'t mind which way I should go from here?" "That depends a decent arrangement on where you need to get to," said the feline. "I don\'t much care where," said Alice. "Then it doesn\'t make a difference which way you go," said the feline.

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Here\'s the start of the blueprint: A) Orthodox Religious Education stuck in an unfortunate situation, essentially in light of the fact that it has strayed from the Patristic Orthodox comprehension.

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Here\'s the start of the diagram: A) Orthodox Religious Education in a bad position, principally in light of the fact that it has strayed from the Patristic Orthodox comprehension. B) The Patristic Model is being recovered today, and particularly being conveyed to light and practice for us through the work of Fr. Straight to the point Marangos, the Director of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Religious Education – and particularly in his CANA catechetical model.

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II. Group, Synergy and Liturgy Koinonia = Communion/ Fellowship in Community Synergeia = Divine/Human Cooperation Litourgeia = Shared Work

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St. Andrei Rublev\'s (15c) Icon of the Holy Trinity Hospitality of Abraham and Sarah

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A. Christian Education as a ecclesiological wonder 1. Entire Church – in group - is the educator. Every Christian individual is truly a learner.

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A. Christian Education as a ecclesiological wonder 1. Entire Church – in group - is the educator. Every Christian individual is truly a learner. 2. Participation in Christian life (or praxis) is not restricted to Priests, or educators or grown-ups

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A. Christian Education as a ecclesiological marvel 1. Entire Church – in group - is the educator. Every Christian individual is truly a learner. 2. Participation in Christian life (or praxis) is not constrained to Priests, or educators or grown-ups 3. Christian training can\'t be restricted to children.

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A. Christian Education as a ecclesiological marvel 1. Entire Church – in group - is the educator. Every Christian individual is truly a learner. 2. Participation in Christian life (or praxis) is not restricted to Priests, or instructors or grown-ups 3. Christian training can\'t be constrained to children. 4. Christian instruction can\'t be constrained to a classroom.

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A. Christian Education as a ecclesiological marvel 1. Entire Church – in group - is the educator. Every Christian individual is truly a learner. 2. Participation in Christian life (or praxis) is not restricted to Priests, or instructors or grown-ups 3. Christian training can\'t be constrained to children. 4. Christian training can\'t be constrained to a classroom. 5. Christian Education can\'t be constrained to a time range, after which there is a "graduation" from learning.

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"Dear God, we had some good times time at chapel today – yet I wish you had been there!"

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Orthodox Religious Education has floated from the Patristic Understanding 1. The issues of Scholasticism and Secularization 2. Many Orthodox Catechetical Organizational Structures and Philosophies replicated these hazardous western "School" models.

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A poor substitute for the genuine article!

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A poor substitute for the Real Thing!

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"We have expected youngsters can learn without the experience important to allow "establishing" " (Dr. J. Boojamra) Christian development requires support of the entire individual in the completion of Church life.

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The CANA Catechetical Model C ognitive A ffective N oetic A ssets Catechist Child Content Context Community Corroboration The Marriage at Cana - John 2.1-11

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III. The CANA Model and the Catechist No books, however great, no projects, however very much arranged, will supplant the individual impact of the catechist or "religious educator". S. Koloumzin The Marriage at Cana - John 2.1-11

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A. Characteristics of the Religious Educator\'s "Self" 1. Must have a true ordeal of participation in chapel life, on however modest a scale. 2. His or her Orthodox confidence, however incomplete, must be his or her own particular Faith. 3. Must have a limit, maybe just a potential one, for speaking with his or her students, whether kids, high schoolers or grown-ups. 4. Must have the ability to develop and create his or her otherworldly endowments.

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Love 1 Though I talk with the tongues of men and of holy messengers, however have not love, I have gotten to be sounding metal or a crashing cymbal. ... 4 Love endures long and is caring; love does not begrudge; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not carry on inconsiderately, does not look for its own, is not incited, thinks no underhanded; 6 does not celebrate in wrongdoing, but rather cheers in truth; 7 bears all things, trusts all things, trusts all things, perseveres through all things. 8 Love never falls flat . 1 Corinthians 13 ` "I am only a little pencil which God uses to compose on the hearts of men. " - Mother Theresa "Preach the Gospel Always - regardless of the possibility that you should utilize words sometimes." - St. Francis of Assisi

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Meekness 13 Who is shrewd and understanding among you? Give him a chance to appear by great lead that his works are done in the resignation of intelligence. –James 3.13

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B. The Marriage at CANA John 2.1-11 1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Now both Jesus and His devotees were welcome to the wedding. 3 And when they came up short on wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine." 4 Jesus said to her, "Lady, what does your worry need to do with Me? My hour has not yet come." 5 His mom said to the hirelings, "Whatever He says to you, do it. " 6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, as indicated by the way of sanitization of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons each. 7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they topped them off to the overflow. 8 And He said to them, "Coax some out now, and take it to the expert of the gala." And they took it. 9 When the expert of the gala had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it originated from (but rather the workers who had drawn the water knew), the expert of the dining experience called the spouse. 10 And he said to him, "Each man toward the starting sets out the great wine, and when the visitors have well inebriated, then the mediocre. You have kept the great wine as of recently!" 11 This start of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and showed His magnificence; and His supporters put stock in Him.

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1. The Role of the Catechist  There is a need, to which Christ responds at the solicitation of His mom.  The Catechist is the "symposiarch" of the Marriage Feast. The Catechist must be obedient to fill the waterpots with water – to the overflow.  Catechist must comprehend the understudy is the invited visitor of Christ  There is work for the catechist to do however in the event that the catechist is faithful in the errand, the Holy Spirit will react, changing the water into the best wine for the advantage of all the invited visitors!  Hospitality is a vital measurement of what it intends to be Christian – both literally, and allegorically.

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2. Relationship of Catechist to other 5 Components  Catechist and Learner (Child)

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2. Relationship of Catechist to other 5 Components  Catechist and Learner (Child)  Catechist and Content

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2. Relationship of Catechist to other 5 Components  Catechist and Learner (Child)  Catechist and Content  Catechist and Context of Learning

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2. Relationship of Catechist to other 5 Components  Catechist and Learner (Child)  Catechist and Content  Catechist and Context of Learning  Catechist and Community

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2. Relationship of Catechist to other 5 Components  Catechist and Learner (Child)  Catechist and Content  Catechist and Context of Learning  Catechist and Community  Catechist and Corroboration

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IV. Conclusion The Catechist or the "Religious Educator" is basic to coordinating the procedure of religious education." The Catechist is the Symposiarch of the Feast – the person who readies the earth in which the

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