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  • Congratulations to the First Graduating Class, Class of 2017!

    Congratulations to the First Graduating Class, Class of 2017!

    Monday, May 15 marked the Commencement Ceremony of the first graduating class of St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Theological School. In the Blessed presence of His Imminence Metropolitan Serapion, His Grace Bishop Rafael and His Grace Bishop Kyrillos, along with the distinguished guests of President Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan of Claremont School of Theology and President […]Read More »
  • His Grace Bishop Raphael on Liturgical Theology

    His Grace Bishop Raphael on Liturgical Theology

    Liturgical Theology with His Grace Bishop Raphael (In Arabic Only). These series of lectures will examine theological thought inspired by engagement with the Coptic Orthodox liturgical tradition. After an in-depth examination into the theological understanding of Orthodox worship and the use of hymns in the liturgical tradition, the course will explore the sanctification of time […]Read More »
  • Program Highlight: Servant Leadership Certificate Program

    Program Highlight: Servant Leadership Certificate Program

    Summer 2017 brings the unique opportunity of the Servant Leadership Certificate Program. The course, designed for college students, graduates, and young professionals, provides tools and strategies to develop skills in leadership, particularly servant leadership, that can be applicable not only to leadership within the church but also in the context of various organizations and sectors […]Read More »
  • ACTS Proudly Announces the First Graduating Class, Class of 2017

    ACTS Proudly Announces the First Graduating Class, Class of 2017

    ACTS is proud to announce its first graduating class. This group of students will have each completed and earned their Masters of Theological Studies and will be graduating at ACTS’ first Commencement Ceremony on May 15th alongside the celebration of St. Athanasius the Apostolic’s feast day. Class of 2017: Fr. Theodore Ghaly Mina Ghattas Fr. […]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!

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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.