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  • ACTS Celebrates Inaugural Commencement Ceremony Spring 2017

    ACTS Celebrates Inaugural Commencement Ceremony Spring 2017

    “The Self-revealing of the Word is in every dimension – above, in creation; below, in the Incarnation; in the depth, in Hades; in the breadth, throughout the world. All things have been filled with the knowledge of God” – St. Athanasius the Great Among many blessings that this year brings, this Spring semester marks the […]Read More »
  • Servants Day 2017 Launches Servant Certification Coursework

    Servants Day 2017 Launches Servant Certification Coursework

    Saturday, February 4th marked the second annual Servants Day hosted by ACTS in Claremont, CA. The day began with a liturgy held in Claremont’s Kresge Chapel, then moved quickly to the program, beginning with His Grace Metropolitan Serapion’s talk on Service in the Way of Christ. His Grace emphasized the importance of service in the […]Read More »
  • Happy Nativity Feast!

    Happy Nativity Feast!

    On the night of His birth, Christ showed us His immense love and humility in His willingness to be born in a manger and begin his journey on Earth that ended in our Salvation. These sentiments are expressed eloquently in the words of St. Ephram the Syrian: “On this day of redemption let us speak […]Read More »
  • Register for Spring Courses Today!

    Register for Spring Courses Today!

    Registration is now open for everyone to enroll in the Spring 2017 semester. If you haven’t filled out an application, it’s not too late. This semester we will be offering a special winter intensive session with Fr. Peter Farrington. The intensive session will cover the course Dogmatics I, Monday, January 9 – Saturday, January 14, […]Read More »

Our Mission

The mission of the St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School is to provide the participants with a sound Orthodox Christian education, which prepares them to become Christian leaders who are spiritually mature, biblically and theologically responsible, professionally competent, intellectually astute, deeply committed to sharing the truth of our Lord Jesus Christ and fully equipped for the various ministries of His Church.

Through Orthodox Christian theological education, research, and scholarship, ACTS seeks to edify the Church throughout the world—directly through the preparation of bishops, priests, deacons, servants, scholars, and leaders to teach the Orthodox faith, to preach the gospel throughout the world through mission and evangelism, to serve those in need, and to heal the historic divisions of the church through inter-Orthodox and inter-religious cooperation.



Through the Grace of God, the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the blessing of the saints, the Theological School aspires to be the premier center of Orthodox Christian scholarship, pastoral education, Orthodox ministry and mission throughout the world. It also seeks to establish a model for Coptic Orthodox Christian institutions abroad.


In every aspect of its life and work, ACTS is guided by the following principles:

  • Teach the critical appropriation of the Orthodox tradition through a holistic approach that integrates study, work, worship, and personal discipline, in pursuit of the highest standard of academic excellence, professional ethics, and personal integrity.
  • Preach and proclaim the Gospel in the world today, inviting all to partake of the fullness of the faith, as expressed in the life and teachings of the Orthodox Christian Church.
  • Serve the Church of God and the word in love, humility, worship, and education as faithful stewards for the glory of God, the edification of the Church, and perfect unity of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
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Come and discover what St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School is all about! See how it can help you in your the various aspects of your life and ministry!

Study at ACTS

Study at St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School and be exposed to the various types of instructors and education!

Apply Today!

Ready to become a student at St. Athanasius & St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological School? Begin the application process today by clicking here!

Campus Hours

Utilize our renown library resources and helpful staff from 6am – 10pm. The Campus student lab is open 24 hours 7 days a week. And the Campus will we holding rallies for upcoming sports events Fridays at noon.

Parking Stucture

Don’t forget to pick up your parking pass at the student services office this week. You’ll need to bring your payment in full along with your student id card. This parking pass will provide you with unlimited parking in the parking lot and structure for the entire fall semester.

Student Housing

Student housing is now available. Click here for more information and to book your place now. Spaces are limited so get your information into student services to make sure that you get the spot you want.

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Upcoming Spring 2017 Courses

Old Testament I (Online)
Dogmatics II (Online)
Introduction to Theological Research and Writing (In-class)
Coptic Church History II: Arab Conquest to Modernity (Online and In-Class)
New Testament Greek Lab (Online Course, In-Class Lab)

Upcoming INTENSIVE Winter Session

Dogmatics I – Fr. Peter Farrington (In-Class only)
Monday, January 9- Saturday, January 14, 2017
9:00am-5:00pm, offered in Butler 201


Certification Workshops

This workshop is offered on SATURDAYS from February 18-April 1, 2017 from 9:00AM-5:00PM (online instruction and live at St. Maurice Coptic Orthodox Church). This course will examine all the basic points every servant should know.

Workshop Dates

February 18: Church History with Deacon Severus Mikhail
February 25: Apologetics with Fr. Gregory Bishay
March 4: Liturgical Studies with Very Rev. Fr. Felimon
March 11: Dogmatics with Fr. Peter Farrington (online)
March 18: Old Testament with Fr. Kyrillos Ibrahim
March 25: New Testament with Fr. Daniel Azer
April 1: Patristics with Bishop Kyrillos.

Apply Today!

Begin the application today for the Servant Certification Workshop. Click here to start your application.



The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.” – Robert K. Greenleaf. Servant leadership is a philosophy and set of practices that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.

Inaugural Launch January 2017

The Diocese will be launching its first course in Servant leadership in January 2017 as we prepare our college and graduates with practical strategies and techniques to become servant leaders in their community, occupation and their church service.

Apply Today!

Begin the application today for the Servant Leadership Program. Click here to start your application.