There are opportunities for Distance Education in the Orthodox Church.
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This well known and universally acknowledged program is a standard for those seeking ordination as deacons in the Antiochian Church and among heterodox clergy who desire to prepare for ordination to the Orthodox priesthood. It is an excellent course. Be prepared for a lot of reading and writing, and an annual project for each of the three years of the program.
|Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY, (ROCOR) offers a four semester course of study leading to a Certificate in Theological Studies. Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary is an institution of higher learning under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, and offers a five-year program of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.).|
|St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology – Elk Grove, CA; (AOA). St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology is an academic community of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America serving through Research, Writing, and Education. They offer a Correspondence Study Program, operate a Prisoner Education Program, and carry out various programs of research and study to prepare materials presenting the Orthodox Christian faith to Americans.|
|St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Theological Institute – Ecumenical Patriarchate, Puerto Rico. St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute is an autonomous academic unit of URG (Universidad Rural de Guatemala is an institution of higher learning and is accredited by El Consejo de la Enseñanza Privada Superior, Guatemala) and has as its purpose the academic preparation, and theological formation of men and women for service and ministry in the Orthodox Church.|
|The Pavel Florensky School of Theology and Ministry – An academic unit within the Euclid University Consortium. The Master’s Degree in Orthodox Theology and Doctoral / Ph.D. programs are administered by a priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (Patriarchate of Constantinople). The Pavel Florensky School of Theology and Ministry is an academic unit within EUCLID and the Euclid Consortium.|
|The Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America, (ROCOR) offers diplomas in Pastoral Theology and Orthodox Studies.The Pastoral School of the Chicago and Mid-America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia provides a sixty (60) credit program of study leading to a Diploma in Pastoral Theology (PTh.D), and a forty-two (42) credit program leading to a diploma in Orthodox Studies (OS.D).|