Old Catholic Church Studies
Agape Seminary is the official seminary of the Independent Old Catholic Church, and our main task is preparation of men and women for Ordination to the Priesthood. Our courses are practical, efficiently organized, and reasonable in cost. The Church Web Site is at -
Basic Course for Preparation for Priesthood
This is a comprehensive course in basic Catholicism from an Old Catholic perspective. The basic text book used is Catholicism, Richard McBrien, HarperSanFrancisco:1994. (New Edition). Admission to the Course if open to anyone with a University Degree OR experience in professional life and the Church. Upon the completion of the program the degree Bachelor of Sacred Theology will be conferred. Those holding an acceptable Bachelor Degree will have the degree Master of Sacred Theology conferred.
TH 580 - Theological Foundations
TH 581 - Theological Philosophy - Human Existence
TH 582 - Doctrine
TH 583 - Comparative Religions
TH 584 - Christology
TH 585 - Church History
TH 586 - Ecclesiology (The Church)
TH 587 - Sacramental Theology
TH 588 - Christian Morality and Ethics
TH 589 - Spirituality
TH 590 - Mary and the Saints
TH 591 - Eschatology (End Times)
TH 714 - Stages of Spirituality
TH 716 - Apostolic Fathers - The Didache
Those seeking Ordination with the IOCC will be required to take additional work:
TH 601 - Systematic Theology of the IOCC including Canon Law.
PS 632 - Sacramental Confidentiality.
Completion of this program leads to Degree - Bachelor of Sacred Theology. For those holding a Bachelor's
we shall confer the Degree - Master of Sacred Theology.
Total Fee for complete program - $975
Fast Track Program for Ordination
This is a special program for those seeking Ordination with the Independent Old Catholic Church (IOCC) and have some
theological education and/or church experience. Completion of this program leads to the Licentiate in Sacred Theology.
This program is also suitable for those already ordained or those seeking a transfer from another jurisdiction to the IOCC.
1. Th 601 - Orientation Course on Systematic Theology of the IOCC.
2.Th 602 - Ordination Candidacy Study (Self Examination of call to Priesthood)
3. Th 630 - Church Canon Law and Regulations.
4. TH 632 - Sacramental Confidentiality Issues
5. Th 740 - Sacramental Liturgy and Practicum
6. TH 714 - Stages of Spirituality Course
7. TH 716 - The Didache (From the Apostolic Fathers)
8. TH 766 - Theological Issues
9. Formal Application with References
Total Fee for complete program (including all materials) $575
Scholar in Theology (S.Th)
This program is designed for mature students who take a selected number of courses in Theology, and is a shorter program, and
primarily for those seeking Ordination or for various reasons do not require full study program. Selected courses will be given
depending on the student's previous studies and life experience. This program may be taken only with permission of the faculty.
Total Fee for complete program - $295