Seoul Archdiocese starts YouTube Bible study course

Move aims to help hard-pressed South Korean commuters learn the words of God on their smartphones
Seoul Archdiocese starts YouTube Bible study course

Father Mattias Hur Young-Yup, communications director of Seoul Archdiocese, gives a lecture on the YouTube channel. (Photo supplied) reporter, Seoul
South Korea
November 29, 2018
As more people enjoy video content through their smartphones, Seoul Archdiocese in South Korea has launched a special Bible lecture channel.

The archdiocese's communications department started its Online Bible Channel on Nov. 24 following the pastoral direction of Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul, who stressed that the words of God were the driving force for the new evangelization.

Three priests will give lectures on YouTube. Father Mattias Hur Young-yup, communications director, will address "Custom in the Bible," vice-director Father Peter Hwang Joong-ho will teach the Book of Exodus, and Father Thomas Lee Do-heang, undersecretary of the archdiocesan communications committee, will give lectures on the Gospel of Mark.

Their lectures, which will be uploaded to YouTube on a weekly basis, will not exceed six minutes to help the faithful learn the Bible in a short time. The content will be easy to understand for everyone from children to the elderly.

"Lots of faithful want to learn the Bible but it is hard for them to find the time. The channel was opened for them to learn the Bible during their commuting hours," said Father Hur.

"The lectures are designed to help the faithful to understand and learn the Bible easily in a fun way in a short time. We hope more people will get interested in the Bible through the channel."

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