The Eastern Catholic Bishops of the United States and the Board of Eparchial Directors of Religious Education are pleased to welcome you to the new “God With Us Publications” website. We have much to offer in Religious Education of children, youth and adults and encourage you to browse our ‘new home’ and familiarize yourself with the site and all it offers.
You and your spiritual growth are our number one goal! You are the reason we exist and it is our hope and prayer that your spiritual lives and those of your loved ones will be enriched. More importantly, with the materials and options we offer, may you grow in knowledge of Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Thank you for visiting and come back soon! With warm regards and best wishes from all of us,
TOTAL EASTERN CHRISTIAN FORMATION AND
GOD WITH US PUBLICATIONS is a non-profit enterprise dedicated to providing resources for life-long faith formation according to the Eastern Christian Faith Tradition.
GOD WITH US PUBLICATIONS is a vehicle for catechesis under the auspices of the Eastern Catholic Bishops (ECA) responding to the episcopal responsibility for the transmission of the Faith in the particular Church entrusted to each. This catechetical endeavor is a collaborative effort between the Bishops and the Eastern Catholic Eparchial Directors of Religious Education (ECED) who oversee the preparation, publication, promotion, management and distribution of the materials. A bishop representative is chosen by ECA to serve as liaison to ECED.
To address ‘Total Eastern Christian Formation,” the organization, in 1980 known as the Eastern Catholic Conference of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education, embarked on producing many books for use by youth and adults addressing Eastern Christian theology, morality, Liturgy, Tradition, spirituality, scripture and a Trilogy of books referred to as the Catechism for Eastern Christians.
TODAY AND THE FUTURE:
Moving forward, GWU will be introducing revised editions of some classic books, adding new products and co-sponsoring a national conference in fall 2012: “ENCOUNTER: Eastern Catholic Churches Together in Christ” As 2012 begins GWU proudly announces a new website highlighting the publications with an on-line store, prayers and reflections, on-line reading room, catechist connection, home schooling resources and products of client partners. This website also gives promise to new avenues of catechesis along with other means of the digital age. Staying true to the initial aim of the pioneer group, ECED will work to ensure life-long faith formation in the Eastern Christian faith tradition with emphasis on ‘formation’ not just imparting information.
GOD IS WITH US! HE IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE!
Chairman: Bishop John Kudrick,
EASTERN CATHOLIC EPARCHIAL DIRECTORS OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Vice Chairman: Rev. Elias Rafaj
Treasurer: Dr. Barbara Y. Lutz