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Сведения об образовательной организации Во исполнение постановления Правительства РФ № 582 от 10 июля 2013 года, Приказа Федеральной службы по надзору в сфере образования и науки от 29 мая 2014 г. № 785

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Discussion at Saint Tikhon’s about creating sect studies program
On June 22, 2017, an international colloquium was held on the question of creating an intra-Orthodox educational program for sect studies. Delegates from the Eastern Orthodox Churches, His Eminence Bishop Panteleimon of Orehovo-Zuyevo, and professors from Saint Tikhon’s University discussed current problems faced by Orthodox missionaries owing to the activities of sectarian movements.

Saint Tikhon’s University was represented at the discussion by Bishop Panteleimon of Orehovo-Zuyevo, Vicar of His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; Archpriest Alexander Shelkachev, Deputy Dean of the Missionary Faculty, Professor Andrei B. Efimov, Professor Alexander L. Dvorkin, and Irina V. Shelkacheva, Assistant to the Rector of the University.

The other Orthodox Churches were represented by Bishop Porphyrius of Zagreb and Ljubljana (Serbia), Bishop Christopher of Carpasia (Cyprus), Professor Ivan Zhelev Dimitrov (former Minister for Religious Affairs in Bulgaria), The Very Rev. Prof. Archdeacon Dragan Radich (Serbia), and Professor Christos Iakovou (Cyprus).

A plan for the new educational program was presented, designed to inform the two largest parts of the Orthodox Church (Greek- and Russian-speaking) on this subject. Those who attended the meeting came to the conclusion that it would be necessary to create a joint program on sect studies for those who already have a bachelor’s degree in theology. The program is to consist of parts in two languages, Greek and Russian. Saint Tikhon’s University will assume responsibility for Russian-speaking students. The Greek-speaking students will be taught in Cyprus. The teaching will be done by an international group of professors from all the national Orthodox Churches. A decision was taken to form a committee with several specialists from each country that will gather in the near future to develop a detailed plan of studies for two-year on-campus and distance courses with a focus in sect studies.

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