A Bible study of St. Matthew for the youth
- Dear SOCM Members:
This year, the Archdiocese of North America of the S.O. churches are putting together a Bible study of St. Matthew for the youth. It is a combined effort of clergy (Very Rev. Dr. Kuriakose Moolayil, Rev. Dr George Mathew, Rev. Fr. James Skariah, Rev. Fr. Mathai Puthukunnathu and Theethose Thirumeni), deacons ( Dn. Joel, Dn. Zach, Dn. Jerry, Dn. Martin) and laity ( Dr. John Kadavil, Sheril Mathai, and Dr. Susan Jacob. A member of the clergy is linked to the lay members and deacons presenting each chapter. This study can be found on the website Ruho.org. as well.
The style of writing is very individual and so there is marked variation in the presentation. The clergy keeps track of the correctness of the interpretation. Though this started as a study for the youth in the North America Diocese, some of the members especially the clergy , felt that since the mission of any Christian community is to spread the gospel it should be shared with the youth of other dioceses as well. I hope this Bible Study will be of benefit to every one.
If you have any questions on the content of the study please send it in and one of the clergy will give the answer. The study is not as expansive as it could be, keeping in mind that this is for the youth with a shorter attention span.
Yours in Christ
Dr. Susan Jacob M.D