Theological Distance Learning Seminary




St. Julius Theological Seminary 


Colorado Orthodox Academy


Distance Learning Theological School

Master of Divinity

(Priestly Studies Program)





The Priestly Studies Program is designed for candidates to Holy Orders and others interested in advanced theological training who, due to personal circumstances, cannot commit to full time residency.  It is also meant to provide theological coursework tailored for the specific needs of the Orthodox Archdiocese of St. Julius (established in 1995 by the Patriarchate of Kiev).  The Hierarchs of the Orthodox Archdiocese of St. Julius and Classis have directed that enrollment and completion of this program is obligatory for all candidates to the order of Diaconate and of the Priesthood.  Students are accepted from all jurisdictions with the agreement of their individual Hierarchs.  


The registration and tuition for the program is free of charge.  

There is an exam for admission to the Master of Divinity. The Admission Test offers the opportunity to demonstrate one’s basic knowledge to begin theological studies. The mastering of the admission test with a score that exceeds 80% will give one the opportunity to access the theological courses for free.  The test can be taken 3 times.

To apply for admission to the program, please provide evidence of your High School diploma or equivalent, and any undergraduate degrees.  Send the application form with diplomas and degrees to either the Colorado Orthodox Academy, or the Archdiocese  archidiocese.stjulius@gmail.com.  


Distance Learning Component  

This component consists of guided study, the writing of scholarly papers, and a comprehensive exam.  Students are required to pass their exams online.  Students must undergo written exams (mini thesis) and final oral exam. 

Students may obtain the following upon graduation:  

1) Certificate of Completion of the course by the St. Julius Theological School – Distance Learning (for free) 

2) Official Certificate of the Archdiocese of St. Julius at the end of each scholastic year (free)

3) Certificate of Theological Academy of Colorado, writing directly to the Academy with a submission of about 30 USD at this address:  

1679 Robb Street

Lakewood, CO 80215



see the following link for the course calendar of the Orthodox Academy Colorado



To subscribe, please send an email to the following address: 1) archdiocese.stjulius@gmail.com or elearning.stjulius@gmail.com attaching the “Application Form” (modulo_iscrizione_seminario_on_line) properly filled in all its parts in english, and that you can download in this page and the required documents (high school diplomas or undergraduate degrees).