(11th January 2014) Three new student cohorts are set to begin their studies on the Institute’s flagship Certificate Program in Orthodox Studies by Distance Learning this coming Tuesday, 14th January – the start of the Institute’s winter term. Joining three other cohorts already in thier studies, three different modules are beginning on Tuesday: “Foundations in Orthodox History and Practice”, “The Church and the Book: The Church at Prayer”, and “Controversies, Councils & Creeds: Into the Conciliar Age”, the latter of which is being offered for the first time.
The Institute’s winter term (see our Academic Calendar) both allows existing students to progress to the next module of their studies, but also allows new students to enter the program mid-year — the Certificate Program’s modular design allowing for studies to be started at various points throughout the year.
The modules being started at this 14th January 2014 winter start date are rich with some of the most important materials from the first five centuries of the Church’s life, all of which is studied in a spirit of piety and prayer that links the ancient past with the lived-out Life in Christ of Orthodoxy today. These modules are:
- Foundations in Orthodox History and Practice
- The Church and the Book: The Church at Prayer
- Controversies, Councils & Creeds: Into the Conciliar Age
As always, the Institute’s Certificate Program students study in a deeply interpersonal, interactive environment that uses the best in technology to bridge the distance of Distance Learning — live video classes, one-on-one tutorials, interactive assessments, student and parish interactions, and much more. We invite you to learn more about the Certificate Program.
And, if the program sounds right for you, we are currently accepting applications for new students to begin during the Summer Term, which starts on 20th May 2014. Click here for details and to apply on-line.