About Us: FAQs



What is the Average Time from Admission to Ordination in the

Ekklesia Epignostika Seminary Program?

The average time from admission to Holy Orders I in the Ekklesia Epignostika Seminary to graduation and ordination to the priesthood is approximately 2.5 -3 years.


What is the Learning Format?

We offer the majority of our classes online and asynchronously for the Seminarians. There are a few courses that have a practicum and we pre-schedule and offer practicum classes on the Zoom platform. Seminarians who have poor or no digital connectivity may expect to complete their course via a written format which may take longer than the average time for completion.


How Do You Test?

Our written tests are administered via an online testing site.

The course practicum assessments are offered via the Zoom platform.

Tests for Seminarians who have poor or no digital connectivity are administered via a written format.


Who Are My Classmates?

Every seminarian is a member of a class of peers who will most likely attend classes online together and will become ordained together. This gift of companionship is an essential component of attending a seminary. Learning to be a productive and active member of a group is an integral part of priestly formation. Eventually, life-long friendships may be established. These relationships are excellent preparation for the years ahead in the priesthood.


Please contact The Most Reverend Erik E. Weaver, our Associate Dean of Student Services at BishopErik@theseminary.org