Seminary Info

Curriculum Overview

Contained below are both the curriculum outline and expanded lesson/season breakdown per semester. These are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect the actual calendar we will follow. Rather, this attempts to provide an overall summary of the content to be covered and structure of the curriculum.

  • Year 1 Fall
    • Hymns: Raising of Incense, Liturgy of St. Basil, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of St. Gregory
    • Psalmody
    • History, Rites and Theology: Raising of Incense and Midnight Praise
    • Coptic Fundamentals
  • Year 1 Spring
    • Hymns: Nayrouz and Joyful Hymns, Feasts of the Cross, Month of Kiahk, Nativity, Theophany, Minor Feasts, Lent Weekdays and Jonah's Fast
    • Psalmody
    • History, Rites and Theology: The Offertory and Liturgy of the Word
    • Coptic Grammar I
    • Canons of the Diaconate
  • Year 2 Fall
    • Hymns: Lent Weekends, Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday, Holy Week of Pascha
    • Psalmody
    • History, Rites and Theology: Liturgy of the Faithful
    • Coptic Grammar II
  • Year 2 Spring
    • Hymns: Holy Week of Pascha
    • Psalmody
    • History, Rites and Theology: Nayrouz, Feasts of the Cross, Kiahk, Nativity, Theophany
    • Coptic Grammar III
  • Year 3 Fall
    • Hymns: Bright Saturday,  Resurrection and Holy Fifty Days
    • Psalmody
    • History, Rites and Theology: TBA
    • Coptic Grammar IV
  • Year 3 Spring
    • Hymns: Resurrection and Holy Fifty Days, Ascension, Pentecost, Apostles Fast
    • Psalmody
    • History, Rites and Theology: TBA
    • Coptic Grammar V
  • Year 4 Fall
    • Hymns: St Mary's Fast and Glorification
    • Psalmody
    • History, Rites and Theology: TBA
    • Coptic Grammar VI
    • Leadership in the Diaconate
  • Year 4 Spring
    • Hymns: Completing the Hymns
    • Psalmody
    • History, Rites and Theology: TBA
    • Coptic Grammar VII