Spiritual Life

The Apostle Paul reminds us that we are "all members of one another" (Ephesians 4:25).  The relationship and communion we share with Christ and with one another form the foundation for our Christian community of faith and learning.


Monday through Friday, Orthos begins at 7:55 a.m.  Vespers are held daily at 5:00 p.m.  Sunday morning, Orthos begins at 8:30 a.m. and is followed by Divine Liturgy.  Major feasts falling on weekdays are usually commemorated with Orthos beginning at 6:30 a.m. followed by Divine Liturgy.


In keeping with tradition of the Orthodox Church, students are encouraged and seminarians are required to establish and to maintain an on-going relationship with a Spiritual Father. 


The traditional disciplines - prayer, fasting, and almsgiving - are fundamental components of Christian life.  The reading of Sacred Scripture and the writings of the Fathers, meditation on the truths of the Orthodox Faith, private prayer, and spiritual readings are essential to spiritual growth.


The only true and valid model of Christian leadership is the The Servant.  As Christian leaders, we must take servanthood as our icon and model. 

Williams & McKibbon, Oriented Leadership

In keeping with the spirit of Christian Obedience and service, an integral part of life on campus is service - diakonia - to members of our community and to visitors.  Often taking the form of hospitality, serving food, or providing transportation, diakonia is an opportunity to become acquainted with faculty, administrators, hierarchs, clergy, dignitaries, and trustees.

The Office of Student Life (OSL) is responsible for diakonia assignments.  Students who serve in less desirable assignments are given priority, if they wish to be involved in diakonia for a special event.  They may also be excused from other assignments.  Any problems or concerns about diakonia assignments should be addressed to the OSL Director.


Main Office: (617) 850-1204