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The Clergy Track Diploma of Ministry (one year full-time or part-time equivalent; 36 Credit points) provides some foundational theological study in the disciplines underpinning pastoral ministry.  Like all Clergy Track courses, it focuses on currently serving clergy (in-service) and men preparing for ordination (pre-service) in the Orthodox Church.  The academic content of the track is at seminary level.

It is a basic qualification tailored for:

  • Serving clergy without a formal theological qualification who are unable to commit to an extended course of study;

  • Clergy wanting a ‘refresher’ course;

  • Clergy with a theological qualification from a non-Orthodox institution who seek a structured foundation specifically in Orthodox faith and practice; and

  • Mature-age pre-service candidates or others who due to their circumstances are unable to commit to an extended course of study.


For more information and unit descriptions see: 2019 Handbook

Unit requirements are:

  • MINS1101 Interpreting the Old Testament

  • MINS1201 Interpreting the New Testament

  • MINS1304 Introduction to Christian Thought

  • SCM3 Emergence of the Orthodox Church A​

  • MINS1601 Spirituality for 21st Century Disciples

  • SCM1 Church Slavonic (NB: The Handbook defines any exemptions; however, such students must substitute SCM4 Emergence of the Orthodox Church B)


    • MINS1509 Introduction to Christian Leadership

    • SCM2 The Orthodox Diaconate (for those serving, or intending to serve, permanently as a deacon)

  • MINS2534 Liturgy and Worship

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