A Collaborative work of Ukrainian Catholic and Ukrainian Orthodox Eparchies of the United States
History of GOF for Byzantine Churches
2004 - Approached Bishop Robert about GOF
2005 - First planning meeting in Stamford, CT; GOF training in CT; designers meeting in Bound Brook, NJ
2006 - Writers recruited to complete and edit sessions; training of pilot parish teams; John Roberto speaks to all clergy in the four Eparchies; first Byzantine GOF launched in Ambridge, PA
2007 - Second & third group of parish teams trained in Chicago & Pittsburgh; Australia shows interest; Year 1 curriculum is completed; Stamford Eparchy launches their first GOF for Byzantine Churches in Lancaster, NY
2008 - Year 2 curriculum is completed; Canada expresses interest
2009 - The Eparchies of Westminster, Edmonton (Canada) and the Archeparchy of Philadelphia implement GOF for Byzantine Churches; Year 3 sessions are completed
2010 - Year 4 sessions are completed; Eparchy of Saskatoon train parish leaders for GOF for Byzantine Churches
The Eparchy of New Westminster Canada holds Four Generations of Faith Sessions on the Mysteries : " Session 3: Reconciliation (Penance or Confession) Held @ Richmond Funeral Home on February 26, 2012
St. Vladimir Parish in Hempstead holds Third Generations of Faith Session : "A place of tranquilityÖ in the presence of God" was the theme of the third Generations of Faith Program (GOF) conducted at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hempstead, NY on Sunday, November 13, 2011. The inaugural GOF was conducted in November of 2010, and a second program in the series took place in March of 2011.
Assumption Parish in Perth Amboy NJ held the Generations of Faith in April 3, 2011. Over 100 people have gathered after the Sunday Liturgy in the school hall to learn of how to become a better Christian by integrating faith, worship, and life in light of the Gospel during the Lenten season.
Saints Peter & Paul Parish in Ambridge PA held the Generations of Faith in June 4-5, 2011.
Vancouver British Columbia Parish held the Generations of Faith in April 10, 2011.
St. Vladimir Parish in Hempstead Prepares for the Great Fast : “The Great Fast” was the theme of the first Generations of Faith Program (GOF) that was held at St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hempstead, NY on Sunday, March 13, 2011. Previously, on November 14, 2010, Sister Ann Laszok, OSBM, Director of the Eparchial GOF program, had presented an overview of the innovative five year-long cycle of programs.
St. Nicholas Parish held the Generations of Faith in February 2011.
St. Vladimir Parish in Hempstead Prepares for the Nativity of Our Lord : On Sunday, November 14, 2010, Fr. Wasyl Hrynkiw welcomed Sister Ann Laszok OSBM, Director of the Generations of Faith (GOF) Program. Sister Ann gave an overview of the five year-long program cycle. She began by focusing on the Liturgical Year. The topic of her orientation session was "The Nativity."
Victoria & Richmond—New Westminster: This autumn's Eparchy of New Westminster Generations of Faith Theme wasThe Entrance into the Temple of Our Most Lady the Mother of God and Ever Virgin-Mary. The presentation prepared under the direction of Mary Boucher, Eparchial Generations of Faith Director. Fr. Edward Danylo Evanko, (of Holy Dormition of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Richmond, BC) narrated an original dramatic representation of the Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple, prepared by Fr. Evanko based on the account in the Protoevangelion of James.
The Eparchy of New Westminster (Canada) had three Generations of Faith for the Byzantine Church sessions in Victoria, Kelona and New Westminster this past fall. They presented the liturgical calendar for the whole year by preparing the "Welcome to Our Church Year" session.
On April 16, 2010 the Generations of Faith for Byzantine Churches program ran for the Holy Eucharist Cathedral in New Westminster British Columbia Canada.
Sr. Ann Laszok, OSBM trains leaders from 17 parishes in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy
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