This is a section of common questions that we have been fielding since word of the GreatMartyr Euphemia Orthodox Theological Academy got out.
We will no doubt be adding to it very shortly. Do check back!
Of course! We encourage everyone to enroll. If you are wanting to have a role in instructing others well in the Orthodox faith, sharing the faith with family or friends, teaching Sunday school, leading Bible studies at your local parish, geting active in local ministry, or just learning more and go deeper in your own faith, then the Academy Diploma program is for you.
Yes. Thank you for your service, and the sacrifices you made to serve and protect others. The Academy offers to all military personnel – active duty, reservist, or veteran – a significant discount for both the Diploma program and for individual courses. You can read more about it on our Tuition & Fees page.
In order to take advantage of this discount, you must indicate your interest before the semester begins, and supply the Academy with the appropriate paperwork. Contact the Dean for more information. Again, thanks for serving. We look forward to serving you.
Yes, but acceptance is on a case by case basis.
The mission of the Academy is to provide a challenging foundational education in Orthodox theology to members of the canonical Orthodox Church (usually referred to as the Eastern Orthodox Church). That means, members of the Orthodox Church who are currently members in good standing.
If a non-Orthodox Christian, or a member of a non-canonical Orthodox group or church (that is, one not in communion with the worldwide Orthodox Church) wishes to take courses at the Academy, their case must be submitted with a letter explaining the reason for wishing to be admitted, the relationship they have with the Orthodox Church and Orthodox Christians, and the purpose of seeking an education in Orthodox Theology. The decision of the Board will be final.
Is this course to any degree influenced by the subject of “theology of modern day fathers” (μεταπατερική θεολογία)?