The Ukrainian Greek Сatholic Church to hold webinars


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On Tuesday, June 29, at 4 p.m. the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church's the first webinar will take place. The church will begin the series of online seminars through webinars on the theme "Unity Between the Orthodox and the Greek Catholics in the Theological Vision of Patriarch Joseph Slipyj." The director of the Institute of Church History of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Fr. Andriy Mykhaleyko, Ph.D., will conduct the webinar.

As Pope Benedict XVI noted in his message on the 44th World of Communications Day, "God's loving care for all people in Christ must be expressed in the digital world not simply as an artifact from the past, or a learned theory, but as something concrete, present and engaging. Our pastoral presence in that world must thus serve to show our contemporaries, especially the many people in our day who experience uncertainty and confusion, ‘that God is near; that in Christ we all belong to one another.'"

The purpose of establishing of the webinars is to propagate the Gospel with the help of the newest technologies. The first webinar of the UGCC will begin the cycle of online seminars devoted to the history of the church. A series of webinars on moral theology is being prepared.

All the webinars will be archived - they will be published on the website and will be accessible to the public at any time. Any wishes regarding the organization or subject of the webinars we ask to express on the forum of the UGCC at this link:

We ask all interested individuals to email a letter to the address with the subject: Registration on Webinar. Please include your first and last name in the letter. Before the beginning of webinar you will receive your electronic address reference for connecting.

The webinars will last about an hour. The next webinar of the UGCC will take place in July of this year and will cover the Lviv pseudo-synod of 1946.

Background information. A webinar is an online event where one or more speakers can hold on the Internet or a corporate network seminars, meetings, and conferences for groups ranging anywhere from a few to a few thousand people. Webinars can include voting sessions and questioning, providing complete cooperation between the audience and the leader. During the webinars the software allows participants to see and hear the speaker and allows him to ask questions in text form.

Source: Information Department of the UGCC