The Eastern Christian Focus is a variation of the Parish Focus designed for clergy serving Orthodox and Eastern Rite congregations and agencies and those interested in dialogue with Eastern Christianity. The structure of the two focuses is similar, but several of the courses have been modified to reflect the Eastern emphasis.
Each of the six core courses is scheduled in a one-week intensive format. Three of the courses are held each summer at the Antiochian House of Studies in Bolivar, Pa., a spacious conference center about 90 minutes east of Pittsburgh. Reading lists and other assignments are distributed to candidates two months before the start of the courses. A combined faculty of Pittsburgh Seminary and recognized Eastern Christian scholars teach the courses.
New cohort groups begin every two-three years. Applications are accepted on a continual basis. Apply now to reserve your space in the next group.