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Introduction to Orthodoxy

Registration is now open for a remote course beginning August 29

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You are invited to enroll...

in an accredited course on the foundations of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, which will be offered twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:40 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST. Please join Rev. Dr. Demetrios Tonias for this 3-credit college-level course, offered remotely and available to learners from around the globe.

Registration is now open and will close on August 22. Qualified applicants will be accepted to the class on a first-come, first-served basis. Our small class sizes allow for plenty of interaction between the instructor and students. Classes begin on August 29 and continue through December 20.

Please complete the Course Inquiry Form on this page to receive more information and the link to the course application. 

Course Areas Include:

Patristics, History, Theology, Prayer and Spirituality, Liturgy, Scripture, Ritual Art, Saints, Asceticism and Monasticism

Course Description

This class introduces students to Orthodox Christianity’s central theological tenets and its most critical historical developments. The course uses the historical narrative of the Church—from the Apostolic Church to the contemporary period—to present a variety of key topics as well as issues with which contemporary Orthodoxy is confronted.

For more information or to apply for this course, please fill out the form below.

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Course Details

Registration is now open. 

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the Course Application that collects contact information 
  • A recommendation letter from a parish priest, parish lay leader, or professor.
  • A current college transcript (unofficial).

Other Details

  • Course Delivery: Remote, synchronous delivery through Canvas and Zoom
  • Time of Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:40 PM to 8 PM EST.
  • Dates of the Semester: Monday, August 29th through the end of final exams on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Here is the link to the academic calendar.
  • Course Size: To preserve the character of the Hellenic College education, enrollment will be limited.

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