Antiochian House of Studies

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The Antiochian House of Studies is an umbrella organization for the graduate-level study of Orthodox Theology and related subjects. Providing a forum for all the theological and pastoral education activities of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, who sponsers it.


The Antiochian House of Studies offers four degree programs, three of which are accreditted.

The St. Stephen's Course in Orthodox Theology offers a certificate in Orthodox Theology and, though not accredited, is respected in the Antiochian Archdiocese and others. It does not automatically qualify the recipient for ordination, but may be helpful to that end, under the direction of the hierarchs.

The St. Stephen's Course in Orthodox Theology offers a Master of Arts in Applied Orthodox Theology and is accredited through St. John Damascus School of Theology in Lebanon.

The Doctor of Ministry program offers a terminal doctor of ministry degree and is accredited through the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

The Pastoral Care program offers a degree in pastoral care for working clergy, ministers, and psychologists in the Church.

The Clergy Symposium is a biennial conference for all clergy of the Archdiocese, and provides a forum for both theory and praxis in the ministry of the priesthood.


The director is Fr. Joseph Allen. The adminstrative staff consists of Dn. Peter, and there are several other revolving administrators as part of the Antiochian Village.

Deacon Peter can be reached at (201) 569–0095 or