Class Times Announced for Fall 2019

Spiritual Formation I (Diaconate): BP. UPHAM—Mondays @ 7 p.m. (Eastern). Begins September 9.

Old Testament I (Torah): FR. MAUTNER—Wednesdays @ 7 p.m. (Eastern). Begins September 11.

Greek I: BP. ASHMAN—Thursdays @ 7 p.m. (Eastern). Begins September 12.

Latin III & IV: BP. ASHMAN—Mondays 12 noon (Eastern). Begins September 9.

Latin V: BP. ASHMAN—Mondays 2 p.m. (Eastern). Begins September 9.

Fall 2019 Online Classes Announced

St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College

On-Line Courses Fall, 2019

            St. Joseph of Arimathea College, the Seminary of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, will, once again, offer several on-line Seminary courses for all Postulants, interested Clergymen, and the Laity for the Fall Semester of 2019.  These courses are designed especially for Postulants of the APCK preparing for their canonical examinations but are also for clergy who wish to take advantage of continuing education and Laity seeking to gain a greater knowledge of their Faith.  The fee for each course is $250 (for credit, which includes written assignments, quizzes, and exams) and $50 to audit (no credit).  Scholarships are available through the Seminary on an as needed basis.

Textbooks, if required, can be purchased through Amazon.com or another leading bookseller.  Please email Bishop Upham at Bishopupham@gmail.com to obtain access information, where to mail your payment, and/or to apply for a scholarship.  We appreciate your interest and participation in this program of the Anglican Province of Christ the King.

As previously, all courses will be offered via ZOOMUS.com, a platform which is recordable and live, which provides immediate student/teacher interaction and seems to be a great platform for us.  It costs the students nothing.  They receive an email “invitation” via their email and then simply click the link to join the meeting.  You will receive more information when you sign up for a course.

            The courses offered for the Fall 2019 semester are: 

 1) Old Testament I (The Torah), taught by Fr. Michael Mautner, Rector of St. Peter’s, Oakland, California.

            “You mean all that not eating pork and stuff – that’s in the Bible?!”

            Indeed it is. The Pentateuch – the first five books of the Old Testament – is called in Hebrew HaTorah: The Law. Its statutory component of approximately 613 Divine Commandments is embedded in a narrative that starts with the Creation and ends with the death of the books’ traditional author, Moses, on the eve of the Israelite invasion of the land of Canaan. For Jews, it has always been the most important part of scripture; and, in Jesus’ time, the Torah was the one set of writings regarding whose sacred character all the factions in Roman-occupied Judea (Sadducees, Pharisees, et.al.) were agreed. 

This course will center on the Torah’s commandments, with an eye toward the structure of its surrounding narrative. Modern theories of composition will be touched upon, but the goal of the course will be to arrive at an understanding of, and appreciation for, the religious and legal context in which, and often about which Jesus preached and Paul and Luke wrote. Our Lord’s healing miracles, his dialogues with gentiles, women, and lepers, and some of Paul’s Torah-based arguments and images will be considered, as well as the “problem of gentile believers” in the first 15 chapters of the Acts of the Apostles. 
            The course assumes knowledge only of the parts of the New Testament just referenced. The instructor will rely on the Authorized Version (King James), JPS (Jewish Publication Society), and the first volume of Professor Robert Alter’s “The Hebrew Bible.” Students may use any translation of the Pentateuch already in their possession. 

(NB - This course (OT I) is required of Permanent Deacons, Transitional (Regular) Deacons, and Priests (a great refresher course)).

2)  Spiritual Formation I – THE DIACONATE, taught by Bishop Upham, Rector of St. George’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral, Raleigh, NC.

This course is dedicated to the formation of Deacons within the Province and to the many and varied aspects that comprise a vocation to the Diaconate, as well as the historical, theological, and pastoral characteristics of the Office of Deacon.  Far more than being a “baby priest” or a “half priest”, this course will focus on the fulness of the Office of Deacon; his specific responsibilities, functions, and duties in that Office, and his relationship with regard to Priests and Bishops.

The course will begin on Monday evening, September 9th at 7:00 pm Eastern via the ZOOMUSA.com platform and will continue through Monday evening, November 25th.  Final papers, similar to those required of Spiritual Formation II (Priesthood), will be due Monday, December 2nd for those who take the course for credit.   

(NB - This course (Spiritual Formation I) is required of Diaconal Aspirants, Postulants, Permanent Deacons, and Transitional (Regular) Deacons.  Deacons who have not taken this course should consider it mandatory.)

 3)  Ecclesiastical Latin III & IV, taught by Bishop Ashman, Rector of Church of Our Saviour, Los Angeles, California. 

            Latin III & IV is a continuation for those who were enrolled in Latin I & II last semester (Spring 2019).  If you currently have a background in Ecclesiastical Latin, it may be possible to enroll in Latin III & IV with the permission of Bishop Ashman.  Please be sure to contact him before classes begin if you would like to do so.  All Latin and Greek courses have been designed to provide ample opportunity for individualized instruction as needed.  Latin will help you in all aspects of your life. 

4)  Ecclesiastical Latin V, taught by Bishop Ashman, Rector of Church of Our Saviour, Los Angeles, California.

            Latin V is a continuation of Latin I, II, III, and IV for those who wish to use their Latin to read many early works of various Latin religious scholars and Ecclesiastical works, such as the Vulgate and the Missal.

5)  NEW, NEW, NEW – Biblical Greek I, taught by Bishop Ashman, Rector of Church of Our Saviour, Los Angeles, California.

            Biblical Greek I will focus on the rudiments of learning to read, write, and understand Koine Greek, the language in which the New Testament was originally written.  Bishop Ashman has arranged his busy schedule so as to offer this course for those students who would like to be able to read the original biblical language and understand the Scriptures more thoroughly for preaching.  Like Latin, Greek is a very valuable tool for those who are engaged with Holy Scripture.       

            To obtain access information, where to mail your payment, and/or to apply for a scholarship, please send an email to:

Bishopupham@gmail.com

            Please mail your payment, made out to St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College ($250 for credit or $50 for audit) to:

St. Joseph’s Seminary, c/o Canon Ben E. Jones, Registrar

St. George’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral

1210 Dixie Trail

Raleigh, NC  27607

            We appreciate your interest and participation in this program of the Anglican Province of Christ the King and St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College.

 

2019 Residential Summer Session Announced

Announcement of 2019 Seminary Summer Session

St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College

July 15th – July 26th, AD 2019

St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College will again be hosting an intensive Summer Seminary Session on its campus at Berkeley, California, from Monday, July 15th through Friday, July 26th, 2019. The Summer Seminary Session attempts to immerse participants in a typical course of study that would be experienced in a residential Seminary environment replete with corporate worship, instruction, daily Eucharist, and spiritual formation. Topics to be covered this summer include the History of the Protestant and English Reformations, the History of the American Episcopal Church, and Liturgical Practicums regarding the practice of the Seven Sacraments and how to properly offer Mass from the Book of Common Prayer and the Anglican Missal.

Instructors, this summer, will include The Rt. Rev. Donald M. Ashman, Provost of the Seminary and Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Western States, The Rt. Rev. Dr. John E. Upham, Jr., Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Atlantic States, Dr. Paul Russell, and Fr. Matthew Weber. Classes will be arranged in a block system of instruction with worship interspersed. A sample schedule is shown below:

9:00 am – Morning Prayer in the Chapel

10:00 am – Noon – First block of instruction

Noon – Daily Mass in the Chapel

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Lunch and errands, if needed

3:00 pm – 5:00 Second block of instruction

5:00 pm – Evensong in the Chapel

This schedule provides adequate time for instruction and interaction between students and faculty. Certificates of completion and credit will be given those who demonstrate mastery of the information covered.

Participants will be lodged in the Seminary for the two-week session. There are many inexpensive venues where participants can dine during their stay at the Seminary. Saturday is usually free during the Summer Session, though there is a standing invitation for the evening meal that day. On Sundays participants are expected to visit one of the local APCK parishes in the area for Sunday Mass.

The application to attend the 2019 Summer Seminary Session is attached. Please return it to The Rt. Rev. Donald M. Ashman via his email: (bishopashman@gmail.com). The costs of the two-week program is $300.00. Please make checks payable to St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College. Please note that scholarships are available on an as needed basis. Please contact Bishop Ashman for scholarship information.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Summer Seminary Session this year. Thank you!

Spring 2019 Online Classes Announced

St. Joseph of Arimathea

Anglican Theological College

On-Line Courses – SPRING, 2019

St. Joseph of Arimathea Theological College, the Seminary of the Anglican Province of Christ the King, will, once again, offer Seminary courses for all Postulants, interested Clergymen, and Laity for the Spring Semester of 2019.  These courses are designed especially for Postulants of the APCK preparing for their canonical examinations, but are also for clergy who wish to take advantage of continuing education and Laity seeking to gain a greater knowledge of their Faith.  The fee for each course is $250 (for credit, which includes written assignments, quizzes, and exams) and $50 to audit (no credit).  Limited Scholarships are available on an as needed basis.  Textbooks, if required, can be purchased through Amazon.com or another leading bookseller.  Please email Bishop Upham at Bishopupham@gmail.com to obtain access information, where to mail your payment, and/or to apply for a scholarship.  We appreciate your interest and participation in this program of the Anglican Province of Christ the King.

Note Well

1)  The online courses will be taught using zoom.us, a platform on which students will have real-time interaction with the faculty during the lectures, which will have the capability to be recorded for future use.  The faculty will send out invitations to join their class after students have registered.   All that students need to do is to click the link on their e-mail invitation.  You don’t have to download anything, but  you may choose to download the free zoom.us software. 

2) As in years past, all courses offered this semester are in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Seminary Curriculum as listed on the Seminary website.  Please take a look at the new Provincial website –

https://www.anglicanpck.org/

and the Seminary website –

 https://www.anglicanpck.org/academic-program/

Please contact the Seminary Registrar, Canon Ben Jones (fr.benjones@gmail.com) if you have any questions regarding the courses you have taken thus far.

3)  Courses will begin in January 2019, so please sign up now!          

 The courses offered for the Spring, 2019 semester are:

1) Ecclesiastical Latin II taught by The Rt. Rev. Donald M. Ashman, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Western States.

Bishop Ashman will continue Ecclesiastical Latin II (second semester) for those who were enrolled in Ecclesiastical Latin I.  Bishop Ashman has over thirty years of teaching experience as a high school Latin teacher.  Bishop Ashman adds that students should not be timid about taking this course.  The focus will be not only on Latin Grammar but also on the culture that produced our Church and its Liturgy.  Apply yourselves and you too can master Latin!  It will serve you well in life!  Classes will begin in January 2019.  Please contact Bishop Ashman for the precise date and time.    

2)  Ecclesiastical Latin IV taught by The Rt. Rev. Donald M. Ashman, Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Western States. 

            This course is a continuation of Ecclesiastical Latin III and is designed to help students further understand the challenges and subtleties of Latin Grammar and to continue reading extracts from the Vulgate of Saint Jerome and both liturgical and hymnodic passages.  If you were not enrolled in Ecclesiastical Latin I & II last year but have the equivalent of two years of high school Latin or one college semester of Latin, you may be able to “catch-up” and join the class this semester.  Please contact Bishop Ashman for more details and for his permission to join the class.   

3) The Theology of the First Seven Ecumenical Councils taught by The Rt. Rev. Donald Ashman. 

This course is a continuation of the development of the theology of the Church during the age of the first seven Ecumenical Councils as the Church formulated the Catholic Faith against a backdrop of heterodoxy and heresies that were embraced by other factions within the Church.  Subjects will include the Doctrine of God, Christology, and Pneumatology, all of which had tremendous impacts upon the development of the Christian Creeds.  Finally, Iconoclasm will be studied and examined during the Seventh and final Council.  Anyone who is interested in their Faith and its development would appreciate and enjoy this course.  Please contact Bishop Ashman for the precise date and time for the resumption of this class.

4) The History and Use of the Book of Common Prayer taught by The Rt. Rev. Blair W. Schultz, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of the Atlantic States.

A  continuation from last semester, Bishop Schultz has offered his course on the Book of Common Prayer at least twice since the on-line Seminary has been offering courses.  It is simply one of the best, most informative, and important courses that anyone (especially Postulants) can take!  Bishop Schultz takes students on a tour of the BCP and offers its history, development, and, most importantly usage as they become more acquainted with the Liturgy that has shaped not only the life of the Church but the lives of her faithful since its first inception in 1549.  This course will continue through Ash Wednesday from last semester according to Bishop Schultz.  Please contact Bishop Schultz for his permission to join the class if you were not enrolled last semester. 

5) Priestly Formation taught by the Rt. Rev. John Upham, Bishop Ordinary of the Atlantic States. 

This course will focus on the spiritual formation of men who are discerning Priesthood or those who have already been ordained Priests.  Vocation, theology, history, Priest-craft, Ministry, and other equally important aspects of Priesthood will be studied from various  Anglican, Roman Catholic, and Primary sources.  Classes will be held via ZOOM.US on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.  This class will begin on January 14th and will conclude on May 27th.    NB – A similar course for Deacons is scheduled to be offered during the Fall Semester of 2019.  Both of these courses are offered in partial fulfillment of the curriculum established through St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College.

To obtain access information, where to mail your payment, and/or to apply for a scholarship, please send an email to:

Bishopupham@gmail.com

Mail your payment, made out to St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College ($250 for credit or $50 for audit) to:

St. Joseph’s Seminary

c/o Bishop John E. Upham

Diocese of the Atlantic States

1108 Hymettus Court

Raleigh, NC  27607

 We appreciate your interest and participation in this program of the Anglican Province of Christ the King and St. Joseph of Arimathea Anglican Theological College.