On Knowledge of the Catechism

I strongly reminded the priest-pastors about this great and holy obligation before God (to teach catechism), and now I come to you, Dear Brothers and Sisters, to you, fathers of Christian families, to you, Christian mothers, to you, Brothers and Sisters, members of various church brotherhoods. Help our priests, help me, your Bishop-Pastor, to spread among the people, but especially among the youth, a knowledge of the holy faith, a knowledge of the catechism. This is the best way to contribute according to your abilities to pastoral work in the church, this is the best way to fulfil in concrete action the Christian commandment to love one’s neighbour, and thus you will also show the best and greatest love to your own people… And may Almighty God bless you and help you understand the importance of catechetical teaching, and that you must do everything, in order to know the catechism well personally, and teach it to your children.

Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky
Works (Moral – Pastoral), April 1937
Lviv: Svichado, 1994, pp. 312-313, 316.