Certificate Option

Certificate in Eastern Christian Studies

Byzantine Catholic Seminary is keeping pace with the marketplace and the demand for qualified, gifted and passionate servants of Jesus Christ by offering a new online program:

The Certificate in Eastern Christian Studies (CECS) is designed for all professionals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and desire to further their education in the area of Eastern theology and tradition.

The online certificate is comprised of eight (8) online courses that prepares those who are looking to build upon their faith and spirituality or gain additional education to serve the Church in new capacities. Current priests, deacons, cantors, lay ministers and religious education instructors are prime candidates for this program.

BCS Christian studies online certificate provides a broad general grounding in the religious, historical and cultural traditions of Eastern Christianity. Our core curriculum includes courses in liturgy, dogma, history and Scripture.

The coursework also emphasizes the unique flavor of Eastern and specifically Byzantine Churches and their place in Western, multicultural and multi-religious contexts. Curriculum is structured on eight courses of eight-week terms. It is possible to complete this program in as little as two-and-one-half years.

Anyone not seeking a Certificate may audit any course for personal enrichment. Special rates and arrangements for group study are available.

Byzantine Catholic Seminary · 3605 Perrysville Avenue · Pittsburgh, PA 15214 · Phone: 412-321-8383 · www.bcs.edu