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I wish that there were more undergraduate Orthodox Theology Colleges in America

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With dorms.

And preferably be on the west coast or middle America instead of all of them being on the east coast.


I know that there is a seminary in Kodiak Alaska, but it would be nice to attend an undergraduate Orthodox Theology College where I could attend Divine Liturgy during the week.

If I'm not mistaken Holy Cross and St. Sophia are the only ones available.
 

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Not undergraduate but West Coast.

http://dev.orthodoxinstitute.org/about/mission/
 

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Do they have Greek fraternities?
 

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Bob2 said:
Jude1:3 said:
Arachne said:
I called them to ask if they had dorms for married people, but they said that they didn't.  :(
Curious why having a dorm is important to you if you're married?
To live on campus and eat at the cafeteria etc.

Don't have to stress about where to live while in school.

Also, I would like it to be specifically for Theology. That way there would be more Divine Liturgies during the week and living on campus would make it easier to attend Divine Liturgy and be fully immersed in study.


 

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Cooking for yourself will always be cheaper than any meal plan.
 

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hecma925 said:
Cooking for yourself will always be cheaper than any meal plan.
I suspect it's not about the cost, but about the convenience - i.e. if you don't have to shop & cook, that leaves more time for study, prayer, and quality interaction with one's spouse and schoolmates.

But yes, the board costs will always be more expensive than if you were cooking for yourself.
 

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Fr. George said:
hecma925 said:
Cooking for yourself will always be cheaper than any meal plan.
I suspect it's not about the cost, but about the convenience - i.e. if you don't have to shop & cook, that leaves more time for study, prayer, and quality interaction with one's spouse and schoolmates.
Yes, exactly this.

One less thing to worry about.
 

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Jordanville has a couple of undergraduate programs: http://www.hts.edu

The previous incumbent of this account studies there and told me that there are places for families to live, but not the dorms.
 

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ROCORWRVUK said:
Jordanville has a couple of undergraduate programs: http://www.hts.edu

The previous incumbent of this account studies there and told me that there are places for families to live, but not the dorms.
Cool, thanks for telling me about this.
 

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Is it ok to attend an Old Calendarist Orthodox Theology College for a Bachelor's degree in Theology ?
 

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What makes you want to obtain an undergraduate degree in theology?

If you're trying to serve the church, most of the jurisdictions here use a masters degree as the educational requirement for ordination. This leaves you free to obtain an economically valuable bachelors degree with which to support your family.

If you're not in a situation that requires you to have a theology degree, you can obtain your theological education at much lower cost without pursuing a credential. Just start asking your priest for reading recommendations, which he can tailor to your situation. And you can get daily Divine Liturgy by moving near to a monastery.

I say this because supporting a family is a very serious responsibility, and the degree you choose to pursue will have enormous impact. I have many friends who went heavily into debt for degrees that had little economic value, and their lives are much more difficult as a result. Such problems are compounded for those who are trying to support families. The book Worthless by Aaron Clarey can help you make an informed decision.

Jude1:3 said:
Is it ok to attend an Old Calendarist Orthodox Theology College for a Bachelor's degree in Theology ?
If you are an Old Calendarist.
 

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But is it ok if my jurisdiction is not old calendarist ?

I don't mean for the priesthood (Master's degree), just for a bachelor's degree in Orthodox Theology.
 

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Of course it is. Especially if it is the most convenient for you and reasonably priced.
 
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