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There are now three courses available for student registration. If you are not interested in Orthodox Christology then why not consider studying Church History, or Orthodox Monasticism?
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Courses - Orthodox Monasticism

This course provides a detailed study of the development of Orthodox Monasticism, and will provide the student with an understanding of the significant people, practices and movements which contributed to the development of Orthodox Monasticism. The course will provide an overview of the Monastic tradition, but will also focus in some detail on the history of the most important people and periods. It will also consider the early experience of Monasticism in the West.

This course will require approximately 100 hours of study, including using audio lectures, following a reading list, making notes, using the study guide, submitting short answer assignments and one longer essay. It will be conducted entirely online.

The LSOCS learning platform website will provide reading and study materials, and email support from a tutor will be available throughout the period of study.

Satisfactory completion of this course will result in the award of a Certificate of Study. This course is not presently validated for any external award of credit.

The fees for this course are: UK students - £125, International students 135.

Registration and payment for this course is required before participation.

This course will begin publishing materials on 15th April.

Course Content

The Orthodox Monasticism course contains the following topics:

  • An Introduction to Monasticism
  • The earliest Monastic experiments
  • St Anthony and the flight to the Desert
  • St Pachomius and the Monastic Community
  • St Shenoute and White Monastery
  • Monks and the Imperial Church
  • Monasticism outside the Empire
  • The development of Monastic Rules
  • Monasticism and Persecution
  • Monasticism in Russia
  • Orthodox Monasticism in the 21st Century

  • To register for this course please click here to register