The diocesan diaconal formation programs are open to men who are seeking possible ordination to the Holy Diaconate of the Orthodox Church. The course of instruction consists of two years of classes that are offered on Saturdays during the academic year. This allows students to take seminary-level classes while continuing with their jobs or other responsibilities. In addition to class participation, students also participate in the Divine Services and liturgical practica. The courses of the Certificate in Diaconal Formation Program consist of 24 academic credits that may, upon successful matriculation, be subsequently transferred towards the completion of a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree at St. Tikhon’s Seminary. A Certificate in Diaconal Formation is awarded at the Seminary Graduation ceremony upon successful completion of the program.
Application materials are available here and must be submitted to the diocesan program coordinators listed below (and not sent directly to the Seminary). For further information, please contact:
Fr Victor Gorodenchuck, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Philadelphia (PA) 215-745-3232
Fr Alexey Karlgut, Sts Peter and Paul Church, Endicott (NY) 607-785-4479
Fr Joseph Lucas, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Miami Lakes (FL) 305-332-4454