"I know of no other DMin program in the world that brings together priests who have grown up Orthodox, priests who have converted to Orthodoxy, Protestant pastors who wish to know more about Eastern Christianity, and priests from Coptic Orthodoxy. As a Presbyterian, I’ve deeply immersed myself in Orthodoxy in Russia. You can imagine just how rich our conversations are." 

- The Rev. Dr. John Burgess, James Henry Snowden Professor of Systematic Theology

Join the Next Eastern Christian Cohort

The next cohort is anticipated to begin in August 2024.

The Eastern Christian Focus explores the wisdom and pastoral traditions of the Eastern Orthodox tradition while also attending to the challenges and practices of parish ministry. Combining practical courses in homiletics and biblical interpretation with deep learning about ethical tradition, canonical tradition, and Christology in the Orthodox tradition, this partnership between the Antiochian House of Studies and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary brings the riches of Orthodoxy and of Protestantism into conversation with one another. This cohort is a hybrid offering with courses occurring online, at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and at the Antiochian Village in Bolivar, Pa.

When and where do the classes meet? 

D.Min. classes are held at the PTS campus in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Antiochian Village in Bolivar, Pa., during two-week blocks of time. Courses in the Eastern Christian Focus begin in August 2024. 

Listen to Learn More

In these Ancient Faith podcasts, Bobby Maddex interviews Dr. John Burgess, James Henry Snowden Professor of Systematic Theology, about the Seminary's Eastern Christian Doctor of Ministry cohort, an academic offering presented in partnership with Antiochian House of Studies. 

Listen to the podcast - Episode 1.

Listen to the podcast - Episode 2.


Connect with the Doctor of Ministry Office to learn more about our next Eastern Christian cohort. We'd love to have you join us!  Apply now to reserve your space in a future focus. Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

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