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The Toronto Orthodox Theological Academy exists to serve the Church in Canada in her sacred mission and witness to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through the advancement of Orthodox thought and life. Since the priestly ministry is essential to the life of the Orthodox Church, the education of men who are called to be
Priests is one of the primary objectives of the Academy. In the future, an equally important objective will be to provide specialized training for men or women who wish to serve the Church through the important lay ministries such as teachers, secretaries, youth directors and chanters or choir directors. In all areas of study, the Academy seeks to provide sound theological reflection on the vital issues facing the Church.
Theological education involves much more than purely academic endeavours. In the true spirit of Orthodox Christianity, formal educational development, academic excellence and personal growth are inseparably bound to the values, spirit and experience of the Orthodox faith. Life and study at the Academy, in all its diverse aspects, is a dynamic process which takes place at the level of shared values and concerns. The students experience the ethos and spirit, the thought and tradition, the life and practice of the catholic and apostolic faith in a holistic manner while studying and living at the Academy.