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Pastoral Course

The faithful, effective, creative life and mission of the Church today requires spiritual leaders prepared in mind and heart to serve and guide the Church with love, knowledge, faithfulness, and prophetic insight. Through its two-year curriculum, the Pastoral Course of Sankt Ignatios College provides such a formation of mind and heart for people called to serve God through serving God’s Church.

The Sankt Ignatios Pastoral Course is intended for those already serving as priests and deacons, as well as those preparing for ordination as priests and deacons. In addition, the Pastoral Course welcomes women and men intending to serve the church as deaconesses and deacons, spiritual teachers in a variety of settings.

Participants in the Pastoral Course concentrate their studies on four areas:

  1. Theological Anthropology
  2. Liturgical Theology and Philanthropy
  3. Systematic Ecclesiology
  4. Pastoral Care, Rhetoric, Homiletics


Instruction in the Course takes place online and is half-time. The faculty of the course is a diverse body of teacher-scholars committed to the life of the church and to the discovery and application of knowledge in their individual areas of expertise.

We welcome you to explore the possibility of joining us in our shared work of formation and education for the life of the Church today, in the unique pan-Orthodox environment provided by Sankt Ignatios College.

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Quick Facts

Length: 2 years

Part time (50%)

Type of Instruction: Distance learning
Language of Instruction: English

Level: Seminary

Organizer: Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola 

In addition to the requirements stated in the course description, all students need to be at least 18 year old, be officially registered in Sweden and have a sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction.

Fees: Tuition at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola is free for everyone who is a citizen of Sweden or another EU country or who have been granted permission to live in Sweden. Students must be registered as living in Sweden. 

Service Fees at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola: Students are required to pay a service fee. The service fee for this course is SEK 400 per semester.