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 –
and the Seminary website –
Please contact the Seminary Registrar, Canon Ben Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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:
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.