Pontifical Georgian College

The principal theological seminary of the Imperial Roman Church
including the Gallo-Russo-Byzantine Catholicate and the Angl
ican Patriarchate of Rome (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church)


MINOR SEMINARY OUTLINE OF STUDIES
(Diplomate of Sacred Theology)
2016

N.b. Programmes subject to change without notice on this page. Postulants and seminarians should consult college administration for official information.
Speed of progress may vary by student. Neither academic degrees nor ordination are guaranteed. Academic degrees and ordination are only conferred
after all qualifications have been met and upon thorough and successful examination by ecclesiastical authorities.

 

The following outline is of the standard course of studies for progression through Minor Seminary. Through the Minor Seminary, students at universities may prepare for further study in Major Seminary and progress in the Minor Orders through Porter. Postulants who already possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent still must pass the Minor Seminary programmes, though they may be permitted to do so at an accelerated pace. While each level is analogous to a semester, each student moves at his own appropriate pace, under the guidance of his formation director. It is the purpose of clerical formation to gain as much knowledge as possible from each course for the benefit of the cleric's sacred ministry. The texts indicated for each course are the standard texts, though the formation director may substitute another equivalent text.

POSTULANT PHASE

The Postulant Phase is a period of initial discernment before formal admission.

Suggested Texts:

Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis

An Incidental Priest - R. Johnson

ADMISSION

Upon admission to the Minor Seminary, the seminarian is invested with the clerical cassock.

LEVEL 1

The aim of Level 1 is the first preparation for admission as a cleric. It requires a minimum of six months as a minor seminarian and the completion of at least two academic years (by credits) of relevant undergraduate study. Also required is the completion of the following two study courses:

CA101 - In-depth Study of the Catechism

Text: Catechism of the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church
  Daring to the Christian - R. Johnson

CA102 - Introduction to the Holy Mass

Text: The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (Pew Booklet)
  This is the Mass - F. J. Sheen

LEVEL 2

The aim of Level 2 is the second preparation for admission to the clerical state. It requires a minimum of six months following completion of Level 1 and the completion of three cumulative academic years (by credits) of relevant undergraduate study. Also required is the completion of the following two study courses:

CA201 - Introduction to Biblical Studies

Text: A Catholic Guide to the Bible - O. Lukefahr

The course "Reading the Scripture for all It's Worth" at the Institute of Catholic Culture fulfills the requirements for this course.

TH100 - The History and Life of the Church

Text: Intercessory Prayer - C.P. Wagner
  A History of the Christian Church - W. Walker

The course "History 101" at the Institute of Catholic Culture fulfills the requirements for this course.

- CONFERRAL OF FIRST TONSURE AND ADMISSION TO THE CLERICAL STATE -

LEVEL 3

The aim of Level 3 is preparation for ordination as Porter. It requires a minimum of six months as a tonsured Cleric and the completion of an approved four-year undergraduate degree. Also required is the completion of the following two study courses:

LT100 - Introduction to Liturgy

Text: How to Serve - M. Britt
  Anglo-Roman Breviary

The course "Liturgy and Life" at the Institute of Catholic Culture fulfills the requirements for this course.

LA100 - Introductory Ecclesiastical Latin

Text: Conversational Latin - Traupman

A course in Latin at Rosetta Stone or DuoLingo fulfills the requirements for this course.

- ORDINATION AS PORTER -

 

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