Spiritual Fathers Program
In keeping with the tradition of the Orthodox Church, students and families of students are encouraged to establish and to maintain an ongoing relationship with a Spiritual Father. The Office of Spiritual Formation & Counseling Services can help in selecting a Spirtual Father if necessary. The Spiritual Father guides his charges in development of Christian character and provides a guidance in striving - askesis - toward spiritual development.
Maintenance of a relationship with one's Spiritual Father is essential to participate in the Seminarian Program. For the Seminarian, his Spiritual Father will be his sponsor and signer of the symmartyria to be read at ordination. In some instances, students are referred by the spiritual assessment provider to their Spiritual Father to discuss pastoral concerns.
Please visit the Office of Spiritual Formation & Counseling Services for an updated Spiritual Fathers List.
Please submit your Spiritual Father Selection Here: