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Programs and courses

Sankt Ignatios offers several opportunities for Eastern Christian studies at different levels, both for those who aspire to become a priest or religious educator, and for others who are interested in a career in academia or who wish to study for their own interest.

We also offer courses for language and general education, as a preparation for further studies or work.

Language

Intensive Swedish Language Course - Beginner Level

This course comprises 3-4 sessions of Swedish language study per day for one academic term, as well as lessons in social studies and basic computer literacy. The course is intended for english-speakers.

Intensive English Language Course - Beginner Level

This course comprises 3-4 sessions of English language study per day for one academic term, as well as lessons in Swedish as a second language and social studies.

Intensive English Language Course - Beginner Level, Evening Course

This course comprises 3 sessions of English language study per evening, two evenings per week for one academic term.

Intensive English Language Course - Advanced Level, Evening Course

This course comprises 3 sessions of English language study per evening, two evenings per week for one academic term.

Classical Scriptural Arabic

More information will come in January.

General Education

Preparatory General Course

More information will come in January.

General Education

The general education is for those who lack general entry requirements and want to learn Swedish and other general subjects in order to move on to upper-secondary and higher education. The course takes place at our folk high school in Hovsjö, Södertälje.

Care Assistant Program

More information will come in January.

Theology

One Year for the Church - Introductory Year to Orthodox Theology and Tradition

One-year course for those who belong to an Orthodox church and want to immerse themselves in their Christian identity, as well as people who are merely interested in the Eastern Christian tradition.

Liturgical Languages - Intensive Course in Jerusalem

Start the academic year with a six-week visit to the Holy Land. This course gives you the opportunity to study kthobonoyo (Syriac) or Church Slavonic in Jerusalem for six weeks, between august 20th and september 30th 2018.

Pastoral Program for Ordination to the Diaconate

Two-year program to prepare candidates for ordination to the diaconate in the Orthodox Church.

Pastoral Program for Ordination to the Priesthood

Four-year program to prepare candidates for ordination to priesthood in the Orthodox Church. The program leads to a B.A in Theology focusing on Eastern Christian studies, as well as a pastoral certificate.

Serbian Orthodox Studies

This course can be taken as part of the pastoral programs above, for those preparing for ordination in the Serbian Orthodox Church. The course is held in collaboration with the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Great Britain and Scandinavia, and is held in Örkelljunga, Skåne.

Pedagogical Program - Parish Assistant (Reader/Maqryono)

A two-year program which prepares you to work as a teacher in the Orthodox Church. The program teaches leadership skills and pedagogy, as well as Orthodox theology and tradition.

Pedagogical Program - Religious Educator (Paidagogos/Malphono/Marigeta)

A six year program that endows you with a great mastery of Eastern Christian theology and tradition, and prepares you to serve as a teacher within the Church. The program leads to an M.A in Theology focusing on Eastern Christian studies and pedagogy, as well as a religious educator (Paidagogos/Malphono/Marigeta) examination.

B.A in Eastern Christian Studies

More information will come in January.

M.A in Eastern Christian Studies

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Research Program

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The Sources of the Faith in History and Present - Web Course

Part-time two year course. Year one starts fall 2017, but it's possible to begin studying with the start of each module and take the modules in the given order.

The Course consists of the following modules:

  • Church history, 4/9-22/12
  • Ecclesiology, 13/11-9/3
  • Liturgy, 12/3-29/6
  • Apostolic scriptures, 2/1-20/4
  • Patristics 1, 23/4-29/6

No special entry requirements. The literature is in English and the course is taught in English or Swedish.

The course is provided at the folk high school level which means attendance is a requirement to pass. Thus all assignments and readings must be performed and presented in the prescribed form in order to receive a diploma.

Applications must be made at least one week before the specific course module starts.

Sunday School and Youth Leader Training

More information will come in January.

Byzantine Church Music

More information will come in January.

Arba Ayun (Tigrinya)

More information will come in January.

Arba Ayun (Arabic)

More information will come in January.