We are pleased to offer a broad variety of courses and programs for those who are interested in Eastern Christianity.
For enquirers into Orthodoxy, or for those who wish to immerse themselves in their tradition, we offer distance courses that explore subjects such as church music, the sources of the faith, or the pedagogical tradition of the Sunday School movement. We also offer the course One Year for the Church, as an opportunity to explore the depths of Orthodox faith and tradition at our seminary.
For those who wish to serve the Church we have several vocational programs, such as our pastoral or pedagogical programs. For anyone wishing to test their calling to the Church, we can recommend one of our two introductory years. These courses can be taken independently, or as part of a program for those who wish to continue their studies. The introductory year provides a broad foundation in Orthodox theology and tradition, and represents an opportunity to experience seminary life, or the monastic environment.
For those who wish to take on the challenge of furthering the field of Eastern Christian studies, and contribute to the global theological discourse, we offer academic studies up to post-graduate and research level.
We also offer language and general education courses as preparation for further studies.
We hope you will find something that interests you. Welcome to Sankt Ignatios!
A year of study and reflection, of fellowship, discussion and discovery. Through this course those who cherish their faith can explore the depths of Orthodox faith and tradition.
A formative year where students can grow as humans and as Christians, and deepen their spiritual identities. The course lays a broad foundation in Orthodox theology and tradition, introduces students to Church languages, and equips them to critically engage with the sources of the faith. This course serves as an introductory module for several of our programs, but can also be taken independently.
A formative year where students can grow as humans and as Christians, and deepen their spiritual identities. The course is given in cooperation with bishop Dositej and the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Britain and Scandinavia, and held at the monastery in Örkelljunga, Skåne. This course serves as an introductory module for several of our programs, but can also be taken independently.
A six-week intensive course where students discover the holy land and explore the roots of Christianity while also learning the foundations of classical Syriac.
A six-week intensive course where students discover the holy land and explore the roots of Christianity while also learning the foundations of Arabic.
A two-year program that trains candidates in expressing the gospel through practical service, as preparation for ordination to the diaconate in the Orthodox Church. The program leads to a diploma in diaconal ministry.
A four-year program that establishes a solid foundation in orthodox theology, and focuses on the candidate's formation as a spiritual and communicative leader. The program leads to a bachelor's degree in theology with a focus on Eastern Christian studies as well as a vocational qualification in pastoral ministry.
A two-year program that builds a broad theological foundation and equips students to share their knowledge with others. The program leads to a diploma as parish assistant (Reader / Maqryono).
A six-year program that guides students into a deep intuitive understanding of orthodox spirituality and theology, and prepares them to serve as teachers and theologians within the Orthodox Church. The program leads to a master's degree in theology with a focus on Eastern Christian studies, and a vocational qualification as religious educator (Paidagogos / Malphono / Marigeta)
A three-year bachelor’s program where students acquire a solid understanding of orthodox theology and tradition, and enter into the scientific discourse that comprises the field of Eastern Christian studies.
A two-year master's program where students acquire a deeper understanding of the field of Eastern Christian studies as well as proficiency in scientific discourse at an advanced level.
A four-year program where doctoral students build upon the skills they have acquired during their graduate studies, and learn to independently conduct qualitative research as well as how to publish their research in the research community and convey their findings to a popular audience.
A two-year program that prepares candidates for ordination as priests in mission-parishes. The program leads to a diploma in pastoral ministry.
A two-year program that prepares students for service as debteras in the Tewahedo Church. The program leads to a diploma as debtera.
A modular distance course that explores Church history and the four sources of the faith. The modules are each one semester long and can be taken in any order, or even separately. The course contains a total of five modules: Church History, The Apostolic Scriptures, Patristics, Ecclesiology, and Liturgics.
An eleven-week introduction to the history and methodology of the Sunday School that explores stages of child development, useful educational materials, and pedagogical methods for teaching young adults.
A two-year exploration of the theory and practice of Byzantine church music. The course combines distance learning with meetups at the monastery in Örkelljunga where Bishop Dositej, the Serbian Orthodox bishop of Scandinavia and the United Kingdom lives.
A one-year introduction to the history and spirituality of the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches, given in Arabic.
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.