principal theological seminary of the Patriarchal See of the
Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church.
of the old seal of the Pontifical Georgian College.
Georgian College is a private theological institution that serves as
the historic and principle seminary of the Patriarchal See of the Old
Holy Roman Church of the English Rite (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic
Patriarchal See of Saint Stephen descends from the ancient Roman
Catholic See of Utrecht, granted autonomy by the Holy See in 1145. It
follows the calling of Saint Stephen the Deacon and Protomartyr with
a specific mandate of mission work, service, and charity.
The college serves the needs of the ARRCC, conferring ecclesiastical
academic honors on behalf of the Holy Church under the authority of
the Patriarchate of Saint Stephen. The College also fulfills the
mandate of service through scientific enquiry and field research. PGC
was founded in 1987 as Saint George Theological Seminary and was
based in San Antonio, Texas, part of the former Viceroyalty of Spain
in the Holy Roman Empire. It is historically affiliated with Rome,
Italy, and Oxford, England. From its beginning, the seminary
maintained a formal affiliation with Wolsey Hall, Oxford, England,
and was the exclusive administrator of the theology programme in the
United States. Although the College continues that relationship
today, Wolsey Hall no longer offers theology courses.
to better serve the needs of the Church and of the seminarians, the
College maintains an educational model that combined distance-based
study and in-person training. Seminarians are required to be in
residence at an approved ecclesiastical facility and may have
additional residence requirements.
document between Pontifical Georgian College (then St. George
Wolsey Hall, Oxford.
purpose of the college is to ensure excellence in education of the
clergy of the Old Holy Roman Church of the English Rite. For this
purpose, there are five faculties: Sacred Theology, Sacred
Philosophy, Canon Law, History, and Sacred Music.
college confers the following academic honors:
Conferred in Sacred Theology (S.T.Dip.) and Sacred Philosophy
(S.Phil.Dip.). The grade of Diplomate of Sacred Theology signifies
successful completion of Minor Seminary. There are two tracks, a
general one and one for those concurrently undertaking general
baccalaureate education. The Diploma of Sacred Philosophy recognizes
basic studies in related fields such as history or sacred music.
Conferred in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), Sacred Philosophy
(S.Phil.L.), and Canon Law (J.C.L.). The Licentiate in Sacred
Theology or its equivalent is the prerequisite for ordination to the
priesthood. The Licentiate of Sacred Philosophy recognizes advanced
studies in related fields, while the Licentiate of Canon Law
recognizes in-depth knowledge in that field.
Conferred in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.), Sacred Philosophy
(S.Phil.D.), Canon Law (J.C.D.), and Sacred Letters (S.L.D.). The
Doctorate of Sacred Letters is exclusively given as an honorific to
recognize laymen who have made significant and outstanding
contributions to theology and/or religion. The Doctorate of Sacred
Theology is the terminal theological honor and signifies advanced,
in-depth knowledge of theology. The Doctorate of Sacred Philosophy
recognizes significant achievement in study of related fields. The
Doctorate of Canon Law represents mastery of Canon Law. All doctoral
degrees except for the Doctorate of Sacred Letters require original
research and successful defense of a dissertation.
Academic Progress Chart
Seminary Outline of Studies
Seminary Outline of Studies
of Sacred Theology
Law Outline of Studies
Philosophy Programs of Studies
photos of commencement ceremonies of Pontifical Georgian College
(then known as St. George Theological Seminary).
red doctoral toga is H.E. the late Bishop Edwin Caudill. In the black
toga, then a member of the Cathedral Chapter,
H.M.E.R.H. Mgr. Keith Steinhurst, Count of Marmande, Elector of
Trier, Governor-General of the Patriarchal See.
sole purpose of the college is to train clergy of the ARRCC, it
neither maintains nor seeks any outside accreditation. It is further
the policy of both the college and the Church that a theological
seminary for the purpose of training clergy is beyond the scope of
review of any secular or other outside entity. However, both the
college and the Church acknowledge the important role of
accreditation in secular and general education. Persons seeking
academic honors for the purpose of employment outside the ARRCC are
encouraged to pursue said education at a general college or
university accredited by an organization approved by the US
Department of Education.
Pontifical Georgian College is part of the Old Holy Roman Church of
the English Rite (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church). The Old Holy
Roman Church of the English Rite is an Old Roman Catholic
Patriarchate with Anglican patrimony descended from the Roman
Catholic See of Utrecht. The See of Utrecht was granted autonomy from
Rome by the Holy See in 1145 and has remained independent. Modernly
known as the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church (ARRCC), the
Patriarchate is faithful to the magisterium of eternal Rome and the
eternal One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic, and Roman Church. While it
embraces the current Roman Communion (commonly referred to as the
Roman Catholic Church), the Anglican Ordinariate, the Anglican
Communion, and other Catholic and Anglican bodies as brethren, they
are not administratively bound with the ARRCC.
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