Monthly Archives: January 2018

Master’s Course in Syriac Theology

Prof Aho Shemunkasho, a participant in our Cambridge consultation for theological educators, is pleased to announce a Master’s degree course in Syriac Theology at the University of Salzburg.

Information & Contact:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Aho Shemunkasho
Syriac Theology

Course Content:
– Syriac Language & Literature
– Biblical Studies
– Ecclesiastical History
– Liturgy & Sacramental Theology
– Spirituality & Monastic Literature
– Patristic Studies & Systematic Theology
– Canon Law & Practical Theology

Duration 4 Semester/Terms; 2 years
Location Salzburg, Austria
ECTS 120 points
Total fees 1,560 Euro total for 2 years
Academic degree Master of Arts in Syriac Theology (MAST)
Begin 1.10.2018
Language English
Course aims and target groups
The MA in Syriac Theology offers academic training for theologians belonging to
Syriac Christianity. It also offers scholarly specialization for graduates of
arts/humanities, such as of theology, history, Oriental studies and archaeology.
Studying the Syriac tradition enriches our understanding of the past as well as our
ability to respond to current challenges and contribute to today’s society on an
academic, spiritual or pastoral level.
MA students:
– Receive an academic training in Syriac language, history and theology
– Develop a cultural and religious understanding of Syriac Christianity
– Learn skills to apply theological knowledge both professionally and in everyday life
amidst the cultural and religious diversity of a globalising environment
– Will be equipped to work in the areas of religious education, catechesis and
pastoral work
– Gain skills and knowledge in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue

Some part scholarships are available.
For information on how to apply see:



Discipleship and Spiritual Formation: LOI 2018 Regional Consultation

LOI is pleased to announce details of this year’s North American regional consultation, scheduled for 5-7 June at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological Seminary, Brookline, MA. The theme is ‘Discipleship and Spiritual Formation’, following on from the upcoming CWME gathering in Tanzania. Sessions will explore how our respective traditions form disciples, what resources each has to draw on in this task, and what discipleship means in particular contexts. Confirmed speakers include Archbishop Angaelos (Coptic Orthodox Church), Dr Joshua Bogunjoko (SIM-USA), Dr Gordon T. Smith (Ambrose University), and Fr Luke Veronis (Holy Cross). We are inviting mission practitioners, church leaders, and theologians from Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, and Evangelical traditions. If you are based in North America and would like to register your interest in attending, e-mail Tim Grass, the facilitator, at, or Jim Stamoolis, the Consultation Co-ordinator, at
From the end of January, we plan to issue an electronic newsletter twice a year; please let the facilitator know if you would like to be placed on the mailing list.
Please pray for us!

Media Contact:
Dr Tim Grass,

2018 Consultation Co-ordinator:
Prof James Stamoolis,