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In Defense of the Faith / A Course in Orthodox Christian Apologetics

Module 7 / SIHOS 203

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.

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A Seminar in Church History / A Patristic Survey 

Module 6 / SIHOS 202

This course is a basic introduction to the Church Fathers and their teachings on the Holy Mysteries (Sacraments)  of the Holy Orthodox Church. This course will equip students with the knowledge to identify and understand appropriate and relevant theological principles and values as well as the consensus patrum- the consensus of the Early Church Fathers as they relate to Orthodox teaching on the Holy Mysteries.

Introduction to Orthodox Canon Law

Module 5 / SIHOS 201

This course is a basic introduction to the Canon Law of the Holy Orthodox Church.  This course will equip students with the canonical knowledge to identify and understand appropriate and relevant theological principles and values as they relate to Orthodox Canon Law.

Orthodox Introduction to the Old Testament 

Module 1 / SIHOS 101

Orthodox Intro to Old Testament : A comprehensive Old Testament study of Scripture, Tradition and hermeneutics from the Orthodox perspective.

Orthodox Introduction to the New Testament 

Module 2 / SIHOS 102

Orthodox Intro to New Testament : A comprehensive New Testament study of Scripture, Tradition and hermeneutics from the Orthodox perspective.

A Seminar in Church History: The Seven Ecumenical Councils

Module 3 / SIHOS 103

A study of the history and theology of Christianity's most important councils: Nicea (325), Constantinople (381), Ephesus (431), Chalcedon (451), Constantinople II (553), Constantinople III (680--681), and Nicea II (787).

An Introduction to Orthodox Dogmatic Theology

Module 4 / SIHOS 104

A study of dogmatic theology throughout the history of the Orthodox Church utilizing the Patristic discipline and understanding theological issues through the lens of Orthodox tradition.

Schedule of Course Modules and Fees

The St Irenaeus Program has currently two (2) 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 

 

 

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MASTER OF ARTS- ORTHODOX THEOLOGY

SIHOS 301 - INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODOX LITURGICAL THEOLOGY

SIHOS 302 - THE THEOLOGY OF THE ICON

SIHOS 303 - A SEMINAR IN CHURCH MUSIC: ORTHODOX HYMNODY AS THEOLOGY : Spotlight: The Holy Theotokos

SIHOS 304 - CAPSTONE RESEARCH PROJECT

 God willing, SIHOS will be registered with the FL Dept of ED Dept of Independent Bible Colleges and Universities and authorized to confer the religious degree program Master of Arts in Orthodox Theology

 

Degree Requirements

The M.A. (Orthodox Theology) degree requires completion of 36 credit hours at a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Admission Requirements

  • 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

  • Competition of the SIHOS Certificate in Orthodox Theological Studies

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

  • Personal Statement

Module 7 / SIHOS 203

Introduction to Orthodox Canon Law

Module 5 / SIHOS 201

This course is a basic introduction to the Canon Law of the Holy Orthodox Church.  This course will equip students with the canonical knowledge to identify and understand appropriate and relevant theological principles and values as they relate to Orthodox Canon Law.

A Seminar in Church History / A Patristic Survey

Module 6 / SIHOS 202

This course is a basic introduction to the Church Fathers and their teachings on the Holy Mysteries (Sacraments)  of the Holy Orthodox Church. This course will equip students with the knowledge to identify and understand appropriate and relevant theological principles and values as well as the consensus patrum- the consensus of the Early Church Fathers as they relate to Orthodox teaching on the Holy Mysteries.

A Defense of the Faith / A Course in 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.

An Introduction to Orthodox Dogmatic Theology

Module 4 / SIHOS 104

A study of dogmatic theology throughout the history of the Orthodox Church utilizing the Patristic discipline and understanding theological issues through the lens of Orthodox tradition.