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St. Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary

The St. Pho­tios Ortho­dox The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, un­der the ju­ris­dic­tion of the Amer­i­can Eparchy of the Church of the Gen­uine Ortho­dox Chris­tians of Greece, is lo­cat­ed in the Diocese of Etna and Portland. It is housed in a large, two-sto­ry com­plex with dor­mi­to­ry ac­com­mo­da­tions for a max­i­mum of twelve stu­dents, a kitchen and din­ing fa­cil­i­ties, class­rooms, a lec­ture hall, a large li­brary, ad­min­is­tra­tive and fac­ul­ty of­fices, and ac­com­mo­da­tions for vis­it­ing schol­ars (see photograph above).

The pri­ma­ry ob­jec­tive of the Sem­i­nary is to of­fer rig­or­ous train­ing to stu­dents in those aca­dem­ic and prac­ti­cal dis­ci­plines that are req­ui­site for ac­tive ser­vice to the tra­di­tion­al­ist Ortho­dox Church, main­ly as cler­gy, but al­so as can­tors, teach­ers, and icono­g­ra­phers. It provides its students, in a qui­et, ru­ral en­vi­ron­ment con­ducive to spir­i­tu­al growth and se­ri­ous the­o­log­i­cal study, a unique op­por­tu­ni­ty to learn­ and study­ Ortho­dox the­ol­o­gy in the frame­work of their dai­ly ex­pe­ri­ence of the Eastern Ortho­dox spir­i­tu­al, as­ceti­cal, litur­gi­cal, and mys­ti­cal tra­di­tions.

The seminary website, with further information and details for those interested in admission to its program, may be found at www.spots.school.

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