KOCHI: With an eye on the young, tech-savvy generation, the Syro-Malabar Church will launch Smart Catechism, a web portal offering online classes in matters of faith, on Thursday. Chairman of the Synodal Commission for Catechesis (SCC) Bishop Mar Jacob Manathodath will inaugurate the web portal.
Lessons and guides for students studying in classes I to XII will be made available in the portal (www.smsmartcatechism.org). Digital versions of textbooks will be available in Malayalam, English and Hindi. Audio clips of each class, including power point presentation, will also be uploaded to the portal.
Catechism is an organised presentation of the essential teachings of the Catholic Church with regard to faith and morals. The Catechism syllabus of the Church includes 12 books.
Around 4 lakh students in India and abroad attend Catechism classes from class 1 to 12. The church has published text books in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.