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St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute for Faith and Learning provides faith-based distance learning opportunities in higher education through flexible and high quality undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs, including a 24-credit-hour Undergraduate Certificate in Eastern Christian Studies, a 72-credit-hour Undergraduate Diploma in Eastern Christian Studies, a 130-credit-hour Bachelor of Arts in Eastern Christian Studies, a Master of Arts in Eastern Christian Studies (Research), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Eastern Christian Studies (Research), with specialization tracks in Eastern Orthodox Studies, Oriental Orthodox Studies, Eastern Catholic Studies, and student-initiated specializations, (which must be pre-approved by the Director).


In addition to these specializations, which concentrate on the creation of a learning and research environment that fosters growth in specific disciplinary knowledge, faith, spiritual life and experience, orthopraxis, and service, the Institute offers integrated, (i.e., interdisciplinary), double majors, minors, and concentrations in Business Administration, Education Sciences, Hellenic Studies, Information Technology and Security, Leadership and Management, Slavic Studies, or student-initiated double majors, minors, and concentrations, (which must be pre-approved by the Office of Academic Affairs). These interdisciplinary double majors, minors, and concentrations can supplement and/or strengthen the specific major specialization tracks, and assist in the development of a full range of integrative skills in the areas of critical thinking and inquiry, creative synthesis, conceptual blending, dialogue, and multicultural/transcultural thinking. The intention is to foster a creative and transformative paradigm in which movement across the regulated perspectives and methodologies of disciplinary thought and learning can be achieved, and ultimately employed to span the divides between cultures, languages, philosophies, worldviews, and lifeworlds. The dynamic goal orientation is the formation of Christian men and women who are prepared for service in the Church, and leaders who are equipped to ‘break down the middle wall of emnity’, (cf. Ephesians 2:14), and to move across seemingly insurmountable chasms in an effort to ‘bridge and build’ for the Kingdom of God.


Personalized Learning Options


The Institute’s innovative distance learning programs provide study tracks and/or certificate and degree pathways that fit the adult learner’s individual schedule and learning style. St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute utilizes the Individualized Distance Learning delivery model, which combines personal choice, quality, convenience, and flexibility. The components of this model include Rolling Enrollment, Advanced Placement, FlexStart, Independent Study, (or Individualized Learning for Motivated Students), and College Level Testing. The Rolling Enrollment policy allows a prospective student to submit his/her Admissions Application to St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute at any time. The Institute will then review the Admissions Application and notify the applicant as to the admission decision within a few weeks after submission. Advanced Placement allows the student to transfer credits from other recognized institutions, (subject to review and approval by the Registrar’s Office), and/or to earn credits upon the satisfactory completion of Advanced Placement examinations. FlexStart Scheduling allows students to choose and register for non-sequential fast-track courses. Independent Study rewards the diligent student by allowing him/her to enroll in a course, complete the requirements, and move on to the next course at his/her own speed or pace. College Level Testing allows students to translate life experience into academic credit. Ultimately, the Institute makes it possible for the student to manage a family, job, career, and/or other responsibilities while studying. 

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Flexible Payment Options


St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute’s flexiblepayment options enable you to (a) make a discounted one-off payment for your entire certificate or degree program or (b) to spread the cost of your tuition and other fees over the duration of the program of study through a payment plan. For information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.


Worldwide Education Consultant Services

Worldwide Education Consultant Services (WECS) is one of the leading international credential evaluation services in North America. WECS specializes in providing fast and accurate credential evaluations and transcript analysis from foreign countries. Students, job seekers, and immigrants come to WECS for accurate credential evaluation reports that can be presented to demonstrate academic achievement. For additional information, contact Rory (María) Malacón at 1 (281) 829-9243.

Quintessence: E-Journal for the Integration of Theology in the Arts and Sciences

Quintessence is an international, open-access, peer-reviewed, electronic journal that advances the integration of the study of religion, theology, the arts, business, education, and natural and/or social sciences in a manner that proposes to compliment disciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, and interdisciplinarity, through transdisciplinary (TD) ontology. ... more info >


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Do we forgive our neighbors their trespasses? God also forgives us in His mercy. Do we refuse to forgive? God, too, will refuse to forgive us. As we treat our neighbors, so also does God treat us. The forgiveness, then, of your sins or unforgiveness, and hence also your salvation or destruction, depend on you yourself, man. For without forgiveness of sins there is no salvation. You can see for yourself how terrible it is.

St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

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