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Applications Currently Being Accepted for the Certificate Program in Orthodox Studies in Distance Learning, For Study Beginning in the Autumn
The Certificate Program in Orthodox Christian Studies by Distance Learning is the Institute's flagship course for all those wishing to engage in an in-depth study of Orthodox Christianity — and the Distance Learning context makes it accessible to you, wherever you may be located and whatever your situation. Our new academic year begins in September, and the time to apply is now if you'd like to take part in this rich course of studies.
Equivalent in tone and scope to university level study, this program provides a focused exploration of Orthodox history, thought, life and practice on a modular design that allows for the flexible taking of content over a period of generally two-and-a-half to three years. You will be exposed to the rich history of Orthodoxy from its beginnings to practices and customs of the present day, engaging with topics through sustained, interactive guidance with expert Institute instructors.
Academic calendar for 2015-2016 updated
(22nd July 2015) The Institute's Academic Calendar has been updated to include key term, feast and holiday dates for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. These include the beginning of Michaelmas Term on 22nd September 2015, on which date students accepted during our current admissions phase will begin their studies on the Certificate Program in Orthodox Studies by Distance Learning.
Summer term students attend live video class with Revd Dr Andrew Cuneo
(14th July 2015) Students in this summer's Trinity Term of the Certificate Program in Orthodox Studies by Distance Learning attended a live, discussion-oriented video class with Fr Andrew Cuneo of San Diego, on 'Holiness in the Emulation of the Saints', with additional instruction by Archimandrite Irenei and Archpriest James Baglien.
Students enter into summer term with the study of sanctity and sainthood
(29th May 2015) Students in our Certificate Program in Orthodox Studies by Distance Learning have entered fully into the new Trinity Term's module, 'Life with the Saints', with focused study on sanctity and sainthood in Orthodox theology. What makes a saint? What is the ascetical understanding of 'holiness', and how is it attained? These are the questions students have addressed in lectures, live video classes, readings and their opening assignments.
Trinity Term begins with large summer student cohort
(19th May 2015) The Institute's Trinity Term begins today, and a larger-than-usual cohort of returning and new students are this morning setting into their new module of studies for the summer term: CS06 - 'Life with the Saints'. A live video group meeting opens the course this evening, followed by a summer of study into some of the most important themes in the Orthodox life in the community of the saints with some new instructors at the Institute.