THE ACADEMY MOTTO
Our Academy is focused on service to the Church, and today, that means in the fullness of the Orthodox faith. Our motto is taken from the words of St. Nikolai Velimirovich, who said,
“We must be super-conservative in preserving the Orthodox faith, and super-modern in propagating it.”
WHY ST. EUPHEMIA THE ALL-PRAISED?
St. Euphemia was a virtuous maiden suffered resolutely for her faith in Christ early in the 4th century, and even more, through a profound and publicly witnessed miracle, directed the fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council to the declaration of Orthodox Christianity. Her miraculous intercession freed the participants from the contentious quagmire the Council had fallen into, and earned her the title “All-Praised”. This miracle is attested by a letter sent by the council to Pope Leo I of Rome:
“For it was God who worked, and the triumphant Euphemia who crowned the meeting as for a bridal, and who, taking our definition of the Faith as her own confession, presented it to her Bridegroom by our most religious Emperor and Christ-loving Empress, appeasing all the tumult of opponents and establishing our confession of the Truth as acceptable to Him, and with hand and tongue setting her seal to the votes of us all in proclamation thereof.”
She is a confessor of True Orthodox Christianity, a powerful intercessor, and a glorious Great Martyr in the Church of Christ.
She is a most excellent patron for our Academy. You can read more about her life here: Our Patron Saint.
The GreatMartyr Euphemia Orthodox Theological Academy has decided not to seek academic accreditation by any accreditation agency. Oversight by the Diocesan authority, the Dean, the Academic Advisory Committee, and the governing board will maintain a high standard of academic quality and assure that the mission and vision of the Academy are being accomplished.
Students will be assigned grades according to the following scale upon completion of each course:
LEVEL OF WORK
|Pass||Assigned Passing||Assigned Passing||Not included in GPA|
|Fail||Assigned Fail||Assigned Fail||Not included in GPA|
Official transcripts of a student’s academic record are issued upon request of the student, and sent directly to other academic institutions, potential employers, or diocesan bishops. The fee for official transcripts is $20.00 each. Transcripts will not be issued unless a student has met all financial obligations to the School.
One unofficial transcript is sent to each graduating student upon request.
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Ordination is at the sole discretion of the student’s Bishop. Any requirements or conditions set forth herein, including completion of the Academy’s course of study in Orthodox Theology, may be waived by the Bishop at his discretion, and ordination of a candidate may occur at anytime during the course of study as the Bishop may deem necessary.