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Program and Degree Options

St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute provides faith-based distance learning opportunities in higher education through flexible and high quality programs of study at the certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels across the following disciplines: (1) Orthodox Studies; (2) Christian-centered Interdisciplinary Studies with specialization tracks in Business Administration, Counseling, Communications, Education, History, Information Technology, Leadership, and Management; (3) Hellenic Studies; (4) Religious Education; and (5) Slavic Studies.


These programs of study are designed to prepare men and women for service and leadership in the Orthodox Church and to advance apostolic diakonia and outreach to those searching for the Truth of the Gospel, by creating an environment that fosters growth in knowledge, faith, spiritual life and experience, orthopraxis, and service (see 'Facts at a Glance').


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 Orthodox 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 Orthodox 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. You do not have to put your life on hold to complete your degree at St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute.

It is with profound joy and immense gratitude to our Lord for His manifold blessings that we welcome our virtual visitors from across the globe to the St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute website. ... more info >



Flexible Payment Options


St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox 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.





Cambridge International Certificate for Teachers and Trainers

St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute is now authorized to offer the University of Cambridge International Certificate for Teachers and Trainers. This program purposes to deliver high quality and cutting-edge tuition that equips potential and existing educators with the skills, tools, techniques, and experience necessary to transform their classrooms into dialectical educational settings in which learners are motivated and empowered to learn. St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute is also in the process of developing new opportunities to pilot additional Cambridge qualifications and awards, which will enhance excellence in learning and professional development for the Institute staff and learners, and moreover, for the community at large. For additional information, see Cambridge International Certificate for Teachers and Trainers.

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 transcend disciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, and interdisciplinarity, through transdisciplinary (TD) ontology. ... more info >

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 1 (956) 350-4660.

La Asociación de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe para la Integración

La Asociación de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe para la Integración, (AUALCPI), es una entidad jurídica no gubernamental de derecho privado y competencia internacional, cuya duración es indeterminada y no tiene fines lucrativos. Fue creada el 15 de Abril de 1993 en la ciudad de Mendoza, República de Argentina; y contó con sede jurídica en la ciudad de Quito, República de Ecuador. Actualmente, las oficinas de AUALCPI y su personería jurídica se encuentran en la ciudad de Bogotá, República de Colombia. ... información adicional >

Ambassador-at-Large: Diplomat Extraordinary

The Founder and Rector of St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute, His Excellency The Right Reverend Doctor Andrew Vujisić, KGCGK, inaugurated his tenure as Ambassador-at-Large and Diplomat Extraordinary of The Royal House of Georgia on 1 September 2015 by delivering a set of instructions to his staff regarding the implementation of an energetic public relations strategic plan for The Royal House.


The Royal Appointment, (with Letters of Credence), was conveyed to the Rector by the Chief Delegate of The Royal House of Georgia in the United States of America, Sir Guye Pennington, KGCGK on behalf of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski, Head of The Royal House of Georgia. During the public presentation and reading of the Letters of Credence, the Rector was described in the following manner:


His Excellency The Right Reverend Doctor Andrew Vujisić is a clergyman and gentleman of distinctive qualities, and an internationally renowned scholar. He possesses a unique and extraordinary skill-set that combines: (a) the ability to critically examine and analyze multi-ethnic, multicultural, multilingual, and multi-religious questions, matters, affairs, and settings; with (b) the talent to communicate effectively and empathetically with diverse audiences in a manner that bridges ethnic, cultural, religious, and other divides. At the same time, his own strong sense of identity and awareness of historical continuity, his feeling of intimacy with nature and its processes, and his profound desire to discover 'sacred meaning', are factors that have predetermined his life’s purpose, which has empowered His Excellency to touch, in positive ways, the lives of many over the course of his storied career.


The new Ambassador-at-Large and Diplomat Extraordinary, in his remarks after receiving the Letters of Credence said that he was deeply humbled by the privilege and confidence entrusted to him by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski, and undertook to discharge his new duties to the best of his abilities.


The role of the new Ambassador-at-Large encompasses some of the same ambassadorial responsibilities set forth and described in the Holy Scriptures, including:

  • The coordination of high-level meetings, consultations, and summits on behalf of His Royal Highness, (cf. II Chronicles 32:31)
  • The negotiation of alliances, pacts, treaties, and partnerships in behalf of The Royal House, (cf. Joshua 9:1-27)
  • The procurement of services and support for The Royal House, (cf. Numbers 20:14-21)
  • The remonstration against wrongs, grievances, injuries, insults, and damages suffered by The Royal House, (cf. Judges 11:12-21)
  • The expression of condolences, sympathies, and other concerns in the name of The Royal Family, (cf. II Samuel 10:2-19)
  • The conveyance of acknowledgements, awards, salutations, and congratulations on behalf of His Royal Highness (cf. I Kings 5:1).
International Commission on Nobility and Royalty


The greatest gifts that God in His heavenly clemency bestows upon men are the Priesthood and the Imperial authority. The former ministers to Divine things, the latter presides and watches over human affairs; both proceed from one and the same source and together they are the ornaments of human life. Therefore nothing is so close to the hearts of Emperors as the moral well being of the Priesthood since Priests have the task of perpetual prayer to God on behalf of Emperors themselves. For if the Priesthood is in all matters free from vice and filled with faith in God, and if the Imperial authority with justice and efficiency sets in order the commonwealth committed to its charge, there shall be an ideal harmony to provide whatever is useful for the human race. We therefore have the greatest anxiety for the true doctrines of God and for the moral well being of the Priesthood by which, if it is preserved, we believe that the greatest gifts will be given to us by God, and we shall preserve undisturbed those things which we have, and in addition acquire benefits which are at present lacking to us. But all things are done rightly and efficiently if a beginning is made which is fitting and agreeable to God. We believe that this will come about if there is due care for the observance of the Holy Canons, which the justly praised Apostles and venerated eyewitnesses and servants of the Word of God handed down and which the Holy Fathers preserved and interpreted.
Saint-Emperor Justinian I


Cf. The Entitlement to Rule: Legal, Non-Territorial Sovereignty in International Law

at The International Commission on Nobility and Royalty


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Abbot Nazarius

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