There are opportunities for Distance Education in the Orthodox Church. This is almost certainly NOT an exhaustive list.
GGWB is interested in keeping this list complete and up to date. If you have additional information on distance education programs, whether listed here or not, please contact us!
A new 100% online theological academy, with students in 24 countries, offering a Diploma of Orthodox Theological Studies, courses available in English and Arabic, which also works as a thorough diaconal preparation course, and has as its purpose the academic preparation, and theological formation of men and women for service in the Orthodox Church. Non-Diploma students are welcome, and Continuing Education for clergy is also mentioned.
This well known and 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. It is not an online course. Be prepared for a lot of reading and writing, and an annual project for each of the three years of the program.
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.
Offering 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).