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!