Byzantine Catholic Seminary

Certificate in Eastern Christian Studies

The Certificate in Eastern Christian Studies (CECS) is designed for all professionals who have already earned a bachelor's degree and desire to further their education in the area of Eastern theology and tradition.

The online certificate prepares those who are looking to build upon their faith and spirituality or gain additional education to serve the Church in new capacities. Current priests, deacons, cantors, lay ministers and religious education instructors are prime candidates for this program.

The online certificate in Christian studies provides a broad general grounding in the religious, historical and cultural traditions of Eastern Christianity. The core curriculum includes courses in liturgy, dogma, history and Scripture.

The coursework also emphasizes the unique flavor of Eastern and specifically Byzantine Churches and their place in Western, multicultural and multi-religious contexts.
The online certificate at Byzantine Catholic Seminary is structured on eight courses of eight-week terms. It is possible to complete this program in as little as two-and-one-half years.

Enrollment Requirements

  • All students must have obtained a college degree or its equivalent.
  • An original copy of college/university transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal essay on why you want to study for this Certification

*Anyone not seeking a Certificate may audit any course for personal enrichment. Special rates and arrangements for group study are available. For more details, please send us a request for information.

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