September 10, 2016

Bishop Kyrillos, Dean, Welcomes Students to the New School Year

The new school year brings in a plethora of exciting developments for ACTS. The school looks forward to a year of firsts: the first graduating class, the first study-abroad program in Egypt and abroad, and the largest student body in the school’s history. ACTS was also blessed to started this new school year hosting the 11th International Congress of Coptic Studies in July. His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, Dean of ACTS, welcomes students to look forward to – …

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September 10, 2016

Bishop Kyrillos, Dean, Welcomes Students to the New School Year

The new school year brings in a plethora of exciting developments for ACTS. The school looks forward to a year of firsts: the first graduating class, the first study-abroad program in Egypt and abroad, and the largest student body in … The post Bishop Kyrillos, Dean, Welcomes Students to the New School Year appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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August 12, 2016

Register for Fall Courses Today!

Fall Course Offerings, August 29-Decemeber 21, 2016 COP 3013 Survey of Coptic Literature with Dr. Faten Morris Guirguis (online instruction only) . This course is designed and devoted to an in-depth study of the Coptic experience as captured in the seminal works of masters of Coptic literature from the Fourth till the Eleventh century AD. Through a reading list ranging from romances, narratives, hagiographies, gnostic, biblical, and patristic works, students are exposed to the various genres and – …

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August 12, 2016

Register for Fall Courses Today!

Fall Course Offerings, August 29-Decemeber 21, 2016 COP 3013 Survey of Coptic Literature with Dr. Faten Morris Guirguis (online instruction only) . This course is designed and devoted to an in-depth study of the Coptic experience as captured in … The post Register for Fall Courses Today! appeared first on St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Theological School.

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April 10, 2016

Coptic Congress comes to Claremont

Every four years experts the International Association for Coptic Studies holds a conference in which top scholars throughout the world gather to present their research in Coptic archeology, art, literature, papyrology, monasticism, and other topics. The 11th Congress will be hosted by Claremont from July 25-30, 2016. The short communications will be presented by the following: His Grace Bishop Martyros. The Scriptoria in the Coptic Monasteries and their Role in Enriching the Art of illuminating Coptic Manuscripts From the – …

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January 29, 2016

Scholarship Fund Established in Honor of Pope Shenouda III

With much joy and anticipation, a student scholarship fund was established in honor of the Trice-Blessed Pope Shenouda III in January, 2016. ACTS seeks to raise $50,000 by March 1, 2016 for this purpose. So far almost half of these funds have been raised. Individuals who wish to contribute to this scholarship fund, may donate through the website, or via mail (ACTS, 1325 N. College Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711). For further information, please email us at info@actslibrary.org. Applications – …

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December 17, 2015

The Future of Coptic Studies

In a lecture given at the Society of Biblical Literature in 2006, Dr. Stephen Emmel, one of the world’s foremost Coptologists , remarked: “I think that the current senior generation of diaspora Copts – if I may call them that, certainly without meaning to offend anyone by it – I think that the current senior generation of diaspora Copts is quite right to place emphasis on ‘Coptic studies’ as a potentially important factor in the – …

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December 1, 2015

Financial Aid Now Available through CST

Students also have access to Federal Loans by applying to Claremont School of Theology. To do so, students must apply online at cst.edu. The following are required to complete the application at CST. Personal statement Resume Official transcripts from ACTS and other institutions 3 letters of recommendation from ACTS or other institutions Students with English as a second language should complete the TOEFL $50 application fee For admission in Spring Semester, applications should be submitted by December 1; – …

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November 26, 2015

ACTS Launches Servants’ Preparation Program

St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School joyfully announces the launch of the Servants Preparation Program for the Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California and Hawaii. This program is designed to provide existing and future servants of the Diocese with basic knowledge and fundamental building blocks for service. This program consists of 10 courses that can be taken between 6 months and 2 years, depending of the number of units registered for per semester. – …

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November 26, 2015

International Patristic Conference in Moscow

From November 18-20, delegates of ACTS participated in the International Patristic Conference hosted by the Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Post-Graduate Studies in Moscow. The subject of the third international conference was “St. John Cassian and the Monastic Traditions of the Christian East and West.” His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, rector of the school, opened the conference with his lecture. H.E. reminded the audience of the two previous conference dedicated to examining  Isaac the Syrian and Simeon – …

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October 24, 2015

Register for Spring Courses Today!

Spring Semester Course Offerings, January 12- May 7, 2016 1. COP 3016 Coptic Church History II: From Byzantine to Islamic Egypt with Deacon Severus Mikhail, MONDAYS, 6:00-9:00pm (live instruction at CST, online instruction only available with instructor permission). This course surveys the history of the Coptic Orthodox Church and community from the seventh through the twentieth centuries. Several themes are privileged throughout the course: Christian-Muslim interactions, shifting communal identities, liturgical developments, and the importance of – …

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April 9, 2009

Coptic Educational Foundation Merit Achievement Award Reception

On August 6 2006 the Coptic Educational Foundation Merit Achievement Award Reception was held at the Marriott Hotel- Los Angeles. His grace Bishop Serapion, Fr. Boulos, Fr. Isaac, Fr. Michael, Fr. Raphael and over 140 guests attended this event. The purpose of the event is to celebrate the accomplishments of the high school seniors and to announce the 10 recipients of the CEF-Merit Achievement Award. The CEF received 21 applications from this award. Each of – …

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