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Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:49:32 PM »
Other than the general online/correspondence studies (e.g. St. Stephen's, Chicago school), are there specific programs for someone looking to do pastoral work but not necessarily in the context of the priesthood? For example, is there an Orthodox specific training program for institutional chaplaincy such as hospital, EMS work or prisons, or does one simply go through CPE, get an M.Div and then get accreditation through their archdiocese/jurisdiction?
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Re: Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 06:03:02 PM »
Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but the Cambridge Orthodox Institute has a distance learning course that targets laypeople, whatever they choose to do afterwards.
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Re: Non-priesthood track pastoral training
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 07:26:55 PM »
Other than the general online/correspondence studies (e.g. St. Stephen's, Chicago school), are there specific programs for someone looking to do pastoral work but not necessarily in the context of the priesthood? For example, is there an Orthodox specific training program for institutional chaplaincy such as hospital, EMS work or prisons, or does one simply go through CPE, get an M.Div and then get accreditation through their archdiocese/jurisdiction?

Some Orthodox churches require seminarians to do a minimum of 1 unit of CPE.  In Canada in order to be admitted into a CPE programme (4 unites) to be a chaplain in public institutions such as a hospital or prison you have to be a graduate of a theological degree or diploma.
http://www.infoukes.com/newpathway/47-2005_Page-6.htm Interview: Hospital Chaplain Lilia Matwijiw Sorokowska