Latest News & Announcements
Summer Term students to attend Monday class with Abbot Tryphon on types of monasticism today
(10th August 2014) Our Summer Term students are preparing to attend their final live class by teleconference this Monday, 11th August. Their module, 'Ascesis, Monasticism and Spiritual Life', culminates with a section entitled 'Varieties of Monasticism Today', with its live class to be led by Abbot Tryphon of All-Merciful Saviour Monastery on Vashon Island.
Students attend class on Desert Fathers with Archpriest Josiah Trenham
(22nd July 2014) Students on the Institute's Summer Term module, 'Ascesis, Monasticism and Spiritual Life' attended a live class via video teleconferencing this week, with Archpriest Josiah Trenham of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, California. A renowned speaker and scholar, as well as pastor of a thriving parish church, Fr. Josiah led students in an engaged discussion on the spirituality of the Desert Fathers, both historically and as it relates to the life of Christians today.
Students to attend live on-line class on martyrdom and spirituality tonight
(27th May 2014) Students on the Institute's Summer Term will take part in their first live video class tonight, led by Revd. Hieromonk James (Corazza) on 'Martyrdom as the Foundation of Christian Spirituality'. This is the first live session of the new module, 'Asceticism, Monasticism & Christian Spirituality', in which a group of 15 students and instructors will interact in a live, real-time class that allows them to see, hear and engage with each other, despite being spread across the country.
Summer Cohort Begins Studies on New Module
(21st May 2014) A cohort of twelve students has begun the Institute's special Summer Term, studying on a new module of the Certificate Program in Orthodox Studies by Distance Learning: CS04 - 'Ascesis, Monasticism and the Christian Life', with six instructors providing a wide range of new content.
Pilgrimage to Orthodox Sites of the UK Now Open for Registration
The Institute is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our Pilgrimage to the Orthodox Holy Sites of the British Isles, to take place from 2nd-11th September 2014. Spanning Scotland, Holy Island and England, the pilgrimage will expose participants to the rich Orthodox history, as well as current Orthodox life, in the United Kingdom through an extraordinary 9-night program featuring Divine Services, lectures and talks, and the exposure to an extensive collection of sacred Orthodox sites.