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Introduction to the Orthodox Old Testament
SIHOS 101: Introduction to the Orthodox Old Testament
Orthodox Intro to Old Testament : A comprehensive Old Testament study of Scripture, Tradition and hermeneutics from the Orthodox perspective.
Introduction to Orthodox Dogmatic Theology
SIHOS 103 - A Survey in Church History - The Seven Ecumenical Councils
A study in the events and effects of the Seven Ecumenical Councils on the history and theology of the Holy Church.
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An Introduction to Orthodox Christian Apologetics
SIHOS 203: An Introduction to Orthodox Christian Apologetics
A comprehensive treatment of Orthodox Christian Apologetics covering such essential topics as Developing the Orthodox Phronema; Arguments for the Existence of God; Arguments for the Deity of Christ; Arguments that Christ formed the New Testament Church; Arguments that the Orthodox Church is the Church that Christ founded.
A Seminar in Church Music
SIHOS 303 - A SEMINAR IN CHURCH MUSIC: ORTHODOX HYMNODY AS THEOLOGY Spotlight: The Holy Theotokos
Hymnology (from the words hymnon + legein, that is, to say a hymn): A systematic study of the origin and development of the liturgical hymns of the Orthodox Church. The goal is to explain the relationship between church liturgical hymnody as expressed theology so as to better understand the artistic and theological quality of the hymns and their deeper relationship to the entire spirit of the liturgical life of the Orthodox Church.
The course will have a specific focus (where applicable) on liturgical hymnody related to the Most Holy Mother of God- the Theotokos.
Schedule of Course Modules and Fees
The St Irenaeus Program has currently two (3) Courses of Study
CERTIFICATE IN ORTHODOX THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
SIHOS 101 - AN ORTHODOX INTRO TO THE OLD TESTAMENT
SIHOS 102 - AN ORTHODOX INTRO TO THE NEW TESTAMENT
SIHOS 103 - A SURVEY IN CHURCH HISTORY- THE 7 ECUMENICAL COUNCILS
SIHOS 104 - AN INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODOX DOGMATIC THEOLOGY
Successful students, upon completion of the four module program will receive a Certificate in Orthodox Theological Studies
DIPLOMA IN ORTHODOX THEOLOGY
SIHOS 201 - AN INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODOX CANON LAW
SIHOS 202 - A SURVEY IN CHURCH HISTORY / PATRISTICS SURVEY
SIHOS 203 - AN INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS
SIHOS 204 - AN INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODOX SACRAMENTAL THEOLOGY
Successful students, upon completion of the four module program will receive a Diploma in Orthodox Theology
MASTER OF ARTS- ORTHODOX THEOLOGY
SIHOS 301 - THE THEOLOGY OF THE ICON
SIHOS 302 - INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODOX LITURGICAL THEOLOGY
SIHOS 303 - A SEMINAR IN CHURCH MUSIC: ORTHODOX HYMNODY AS THEOLOGY : Spotlight: The Holy Theotokos
SIHOS 304 - CAPSTONE RESEARCH PROJECT
*SIHOS is registered with the Florida Department of Education, Dept of Independent Bible Colleges and Universities and authorized to confer the religious degree program Master of Arts in Orthodox Theology
The M.A. (Orthodox Theology) degree requires completion of 36 credit hours at a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited college or university
3.0 minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA
Completion of the SIHOS Diploma in Orthodox Theology program
Completion of the SIHOS Certificate in Orthodox Theological Studies
2 Letters of Recommendation
St Irenaeus House of Orthodox Studies is authorized to grant religious degrees and continues as a registered degree-granting institution with the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education (CIE). Our Master of Arts in Orthodox Theology curriculum was created to fulfill the educational standards which are required of the academic institutions by the Florida Department of Education relative to theological degrees under section 1005.06 (1)(f), Florida Statutes.
Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at: 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
ST IRENAEUS HOUSE OF ORTHODOX STUDIES IS REGISTERED WITH THE COMMISSION FOR INDEPENDENT EDUCATION OF THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AS A RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION, AND THEREFORE IS EXEMPT FROM LICENSURE BY STATE STATUTE 246.085.