Degree Programs in Theology

Online Courses

(1) General Guidelines

  • Each student is assigned one or more Faculty staff, who will serve as a guide and resource regarding required coursework, tests and Term Papers.
  • All Programs can be accomplished online.
 
(2) Modus operandi

    1.    After activation of student status, students may begin their studies immediately and work at their own pace within the maximum allotted time frame. Extensions may be granted under certain circumstances.
    2.    Each student will be provided with a Study Guide introducing School guidelines, policies and course requirements.
    3.    Assigned Faculty will contact the student to outline and discuss course requirements.
    4.    The student will receive his first assignment.
    5.    Both, Faculty and student, will stay in regular contact in order to ensure that all assignments are completed successfully.
    6.    After all courses have been completed and the final assignment (such as a Term Paper) has been accepted, Faculty will make a recommendation to the Chancellor for the student to graduate.
    7.    The student will receive his or her Graduation document and be placed on the alumni list.
    8.    An official Transcript may be requested by the alumnus at any time after graduation.


(3) General Syllabus

I.            Scriptural Theology

101-G Basic Koiné Greek

102            Koiné Greek Advanced

103            Introduction to Scriptural Theology

104            Exegesis (Practice)

105            Old Testament History

106            New Testament Synopsis

107            Pentateuch

108            Johannine Literature

109            Old Testament Prophets

110            Wisdom Literature

111            Acts of the Apostles

112            Pauline Epistles

113            General Epistles

 

II.            Dogmatics

201            Dogmatics (including Soteriology, Mariology, Christology, Pneumatology, Eschatology)

202            Teachings of the Ecumenical Councils

203            Patristics / Patrology

204            Ascetical Theology and Monasticism

 

III.            Liturgical Theology

301            The Sacraments Introduction and Theology

302            Divine Liturgy: History / Construction / Theology

303            Rubrics

                        (a.)            Church Calendar / Cycle of Services

                        (b.)            Practice: Latin Rite*

                        304            Practical Training

                        (a)            Pastoral Assistant

                        (b)            Deacon

                        (c)            Priest

304            Latin Reading Class

305            Greek Reading Class

306            Liturgical Latin

 

IV. Moral Theology

401 Ethics and Moral Theology

402 Introduction to Mystical Spirituality

 

V. Homiletics & Practical Theology

501 Sermon Preparation

502 Sermon Delivery

503 Pastoral Counseling

504 Parish Life / Ministry

505 Deaconal Preparation

506 Liturgical Music

 

VI. Ecclesiastical Law

601 Introduction to Canon Law

602 The Canons (of student’s church)

 

VII. Church History

701 Church History: First Millennium

702 Contemporary Issues in World Chrisianity

703 Calendar Questions

704 Mission Work



(4) Program Requirements

 

 

PROGRAM A AND B

ASSOCIATE IN SACRED THEOLOGY


This Program can be taken as Introduction to Theology (Program A) without Term Test leading to a Certificate of Completion. Alternatively, the Program can be taken as credit with Term Test leading to an Associate's Degree (Program B).


Duration:
Depending on previously applied credits (course work, experience) and the learning pace of the student it is targeted to take roughly one year.

 

COURSE OF STUDY

I.            Scriptural Theology

105            Old Testament History

106            New Testament Synopsis

II.            Dogmatic Theology

201            Dogmatics (including Soteriology, Mariology, Christology, Pneumatology, Eschatology)

III.            Liturgical Theology

301            Sacraments: Introduction and Theology

303     Church Calendar/Cycle of Services

IV.            Moral Theology

402            Introduction to Eastern Orthodox Spirituality

 

Optional: Special Assignments (Practicum)

 

 

 

PROGRAM C 

 DIPLOMA IN SACRED THEOLOGY

(typically required of candidates for the Deaconate)

 

 

Duration:

Depending on previously applied credits (course work, experience) and the learning pace of the student it is targeted to take roughly two years.


COURSE OF STUDY

I. Scriptural Theology

103 Introduction to Scriptural Theology

105 Old Testament History

111 Acts of the Apostles

112 Pauline Epistles

113 General Epistles

II. Dogmatic Theology

201 Dogmatics (including Soteriology,

Mariology, Christology, Pneumatology, Eschatology)

202 Teachings of the Oecumenical Councils

203 Patristics/Patrology

204 Ascetic Theology and Monasticism

III. Liturgical Theology

301 The Sacraments: Introduction and Theology

302 Eucharistic Celebration: History / Construction / Theology

303 Rubrics

(a.) Church Calendar / Cycle of Services

(b.) Practice: Latin Rite*

 

IV.            Moral Theology

401  Ethics

 

V.            Homiletics and Practical Theology

505  Deaconal Preparation

 

VII. Church History

701 Church History: First Millennium

702 Contemporary Issues in World Christianity

703 Calendar Questions

704 Missionary Work

 

Candidates preparing for Holy Orders may be required to take additional courses in Liturgical Theology, Homiletics and Practical Theology. This may include intensive classes on campus, internships; or ongoing practice in the field under a tutor.

 

 

 

PROGRAM D

LICENTIATE IN SACRED THEOLOGY

(typically required of candidates for the Priesthood)


Duration:

Depending on previously applied credits (course work, experience) and the learning pace of the student it is targeted to take roughly two years.


COURSE OF STUDY

I.            Scriptural Theology

103 Introduction to Scriptural Theology

105 Old Testament History

106 New Testament Synopsis

107 Pentateuch

108 Johannine Literature

109 Old Testament Prophets

110 Wisdom Literature

111 Acts of the Apostles

112 Pauline Epistles

113 General Epistles

 

II.            Dogmatics

201 Dogmatics (including Soteriology, Mariology, Christology Pneumatology, Eschatology)

202 Teachings of the Ecumenical Councils

203 Patristics / Patrology

 

III.            Liturgical Theology

301 The Sacraments: Introduction and Theology

303 Rubrics

(a.) Church Calendar / Cycle of Services

(b.) Practice: Latin Rite*

 

IV.            Moral Theology

401 Ethics and Moral Theology

402 Introduction to Eastern Orthodox Spirituality

 

VI.            Ecclesiastical Law

601 Introduction to Canon Law

602 The Canons (of student’s church)

 

VII. Church History

701 Church History: First Millennium

702 Contemporary Issues in World Christianity

703 Calendar Questions

704 Mission Work

 

Candidates preparing for Holy Orders may be required to take additional courses in Liturgical Theology, Homiletics and Practical Theology. These may include short intensive programs on campus, internships; or ongoing practice in the field under a tutor.



 

 

PROGRAM E

DOCTORATE OF DIVINITY

 

 

Duration:

Depending on previous credits, the Program is targeted to take anywhere between one to four years.


COURSE OF STUDY

[Please note that this is an individually designed program, based on previous experience and credentials, and may not require all of the Courses listed below]

 

I.            Scriptural Theology

103 Introduction to Scriptural Theology

105 Old Testament History

106 New Testament Synopsis

107 Pentateuch

108 Johannine Literature

109 Old Testament Prophets

110 Wisdom Literature

111 Acts of the Apostles

112 Pauline Epistles

113 General Epistles

 

II.            Dogmatics

201 Dogmatics (including Soteriology,

Mariology, Christology, Pneumatology, Eschatology)

202 Teachings of the Ecumenical Councils

203 Patristics / Patrology

 

III.            Liturgical Theology

301 The Sacraments: Introduction and Theology

303 Rubrics

(a.) Church Calendar / Cycle of Services

(b.) Practice: Latin Rite*

 

IV.            Moral Theology

401 Ethics and Moral Theology

402 Introduction to Mysical Spirituality

 

VI.            Ecclesiastical Law

601 Introduction to Canon Law

602 The Canons (of student’s church)


VII. Church History

701 Church History: First Millennium

702 Contemporary Issues in World Christianity

703 Calendar Questions

704 Mission Work

 

One (1) Thesis [Please refer to the Thesis requirements in this Study Binder]

Candidates preparing for Holy Orders will be required to take additional courses in Liturgical Theology, Homiletics and Practical Theology. These may include short intensive programs on campus, internships; or ongoing practice in the field under a tutor.

 


 

PROGRAM F

DOCTORATE IN SACRED THEOLOGY

 


Duration:

Depending on previous credits, the Program is targeted to take anywhere between one to four years.

 

COURSE OF STUDY


I.            Scriptural Theology

101-G Basic Koiné Greek

102            Koiné Greek Advanced

103            Introduction to Scriptural Theology

104            Exegesis (Practice)

105            Old Testament History

106            New Testament Synopsis

107            Pentateuch

108            Johannine Literature

109            Old Testament Prophets

110            Wisdom Literature

111            Acts of the Apostles

112            Pauline Epistles

113            General Epistles

 

II.            Dogmatics

201            Dogmatics (including Soteriology, Mariology, Christology,   Pneumatology, Eschatology)

202            Teachings of the Ecumenical Councils

203            Patristics / Patrology

204            Ascetic Theology and Monasticism

 

III.            Liturgical Theology

301            The Sacraments Introduction and Theology

302            Divine Liturgy: History / Construction / Theology

303            Rubrics

                        (a.)            Church Calendar / Cycle of Services

                        (b.)            Practice: Latin Rite*

                        304            Practical Training

                        (a)            Pastoral Assistant

                        (b)            Deacon

                        (c)            Priest

304            Latin Reading Class

305            Greek Reading Class

306            Liturgical Latin

 

IV. Moral Theology

401 Ethics and Moral Theology

402 Introduction to Mystical Spirituality

 

V. Homiletics & Practical Theology

501 Sermon Preparation

502 Sermon Delivery

503 Pastoral Counseling

504 Parish Life/Ministry

505 Diaconal Preparation

506 Liturgical Music

 

VI. Ecclesiastical Law

601 Introduction to Canon Law

602 The Canons (of student’s church)

 

VII. Church History

701 Church History: First Millennium

702 Contemporary Issues in World Christianity

703 Calendar Questions

704 Mission Work

 

One (1) Dissertation [Please refer to the dissertation requirements in the  Study Guide]

 

Candidates preparing for Holy Orders may be required to take additional classes in Liturgical Theology, Homiletics and Practical Theology. These may include short intensive programs on campus, internships or ongoing practice in the field under a tutor.

(5) Tuition

Students pay their tuition on a monthly basis. This will make it more manageable. Please see the tuition scale for details.