TEOPA Pastoral program, Eastern Christian Studies, 180.0 Credits
Pastoral program, Eastern Christian Studies, 180.0 Credits
Autumn 2017/2018 Aug - Jun (w35-w23). Language English.
Admission at universityadmissions.se or antagning.se, admission code: TKND5
Entry requirements
General requirements for university studies
Education Level
First cycle
The studies are full-time and take four years. The first year is at Sankt Ignatios theological academy in Södertälje. During this year you study
• Pastoral theology
• Practical liturgics (Syriac, Byzantine, Coptic, Tewahedo)
• Pedagogy
• Church languages, your own and Greek.
• Church history
• Sources of the faith: The apostolic scriptures (including the Bible), patristics, liturgics and ecclesiology.
You study together with others from various Orthodox traditions, but with good opportunities to focus on your own tradition.
From year two and onwards most courses will be facilitated at Stockholm School of Theology. Here you will take courses such as:
• Text, context and interpretation
• Philosophy, theology and mission in the history of the church
• The history of the Eastern and Oriental Churches
• Eastern and Oriental Christian liturgics and ecclesiology
• Thesis
While you take these academic courses, you will continue with your pastoral training at the community college as well as studying your church language. You can read more about the courses which are included in the programs at www.sanktignatios.org
There are also certain activities and courses scheduled during some weekends. Those who study the pastoral program have to live at the seminary for a year in order to take part of the community life at Sankt Ignatios’ priest seminaries.
The studies require that you are qualified to study at university level. For the pastoral program, you must also pass an admissions interview. Sankt Ignatios is an international milieu and the lectures and the discussions take place both in Swedish and in English with support from students and teachers. The academic courses are taught in English.
First Courses
Additional Directives
Application by citizens from outside the EU will take place on a special form found at www.sanktignatios.org or email info@santignatios.org to have an application sent to you. This should be done as soon as possible. The applicant is responsible to make sure that he or she has all the permissions necessary to be able to study at community college in Sweden.
Fall term begins with a common roll call for all who study at Sankt Ignatios on August 22nd, 2017.
Confirmed by Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Teologiska högskolan Stockholm 2016-01-26