29 Jul | News 2022-2023 course offerings now available: study Eastern Christian Studies in Rome
The Faculty of Eastern Ecclesiastical Studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute is thrilled to announce updated course offerings in patristic-theological, liturgical, and historical studies of the traditions of the Christian East!
To explore the Faculty of Eastern Ecclesiastical Studies’ updated courses (in Italian), click here.
To view the 2022-2023 course calendar (in Italian), click here.
About the Faculty of Eastern Ecclesiastical Studies
The Faculty is composed of three departments: Theology and Patristics, Liturgy, and History.
The Faculty offers a licentiate degree (S.E.O.L.) program as well as a doctoral degree program (S.E.O.D.).
Students must have a Bachelor’s of Theology or equivalent academic experience to pursue the licentiate degree. Once the licentiate degree is complete, students may choose to pursue a doctorate.
Students at the Orientale must have fluent knowledge of Greek and study at least one oriental language (ex. Syriac, Armenian, etc.).
For doctoral students who did not obtain their licentiate degrees from the Orientale, it is required to take ten courses on Eastern Christianity with attention to a chosen topic of research.
Most courses are conducted in Italian. Students at the Orientale must have fluent knowledge of Greek and study at least one oriental language (ex. Syriac, Armenian, etc.).
Enrolled students at other academic institutions can attend some courses online as visiting students of the Orientale, receiving the credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
For more information on the Faculty of Eastern Ecclesiastical Studies, new course offerings, and how to apply, please email email@example.com
About the Pontifical Oriental Institute
The Pontifical Oriental Institute was established on October 15, 1917 by Pope Benedict XV, a few months after the establishment of the Congregation for Oriental Churches. The new institute was declared in the motu proprio Orientis Catholici, which stated that “we decided to found a suitable place of higher education on the eastern issues in this city.”
Today, the Institute pursues research, teaching, and publishing relating to the traditions of the Eastern Churches.
In 1922, Pope Pius XI entrusted the Oriental Institute to the Society of Jesus. Four years later, the Institute received its present location in Piazza S. Maria Maggiore.
Mindful of his previous contributions to the Ambrosian Library, Pius XI was a generous patron of the Institute’s Library, which is one of the richest libraries in the world on the Christian East.
Today, the Institute pursues research, teaching, and publishing relating to the traditions of the Eastern Churches in their theology, liturgies, patristics, history, canon law, literature and languages, spirituality, archeology, and questions of ecumenical and geopolitical importance.
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