Where are the houses of study or seminaries?
Which cities and what level of accreditation do they have, i.e. Master of Divinity, etc.
Bishop John’s Answer
Our Diocesan House of Study is St. Gregory the Theologian Seminary, 233 Grant Avenue, Newton Center, MA 02159. Tel. (617) 965-9862. Vocation Director: The Rt. Rev. Philip Raczka, (983) 890-4140 Pastoral, spiritual and liturgical formation is given directly by the Seminary. Academic preparation is given in part by priests of the Diocese in the Seminary, and in part by participation in the Boston Theological Institute (BTI), comprising nine institutions with various degrees available: 1. Boston College Department of Theology (Roman Catholic) 2. Saint John’s Seminary (Roman Catholic) 3. Weston School of Theology (Roman Catholic) 4. Holy Cross School of Theology (Greek Orthodox) 5. Episcopal Divinity School (Episcopalian) 6. Harvard Divinity School (Protestant) 7. Andover-Newton Theological School (Protestant) 8. Boston University School of Theology (Protestant) 9. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Protestant)
Registration in academic courses in the BTI is supervised by guidelines drawn from the Program of Priestly Formation (NCCB) and is monitored by the Rector of St. Gregory’s, who functions as the academic advisor to the students and must approve all course selections.
We have also in the Diocese St. Basil Seminary of the Basilian Salvatorian Order, 30 East St., Methuen MA 01844 – Tel (978) 683-2471 – Vocation Director: Rev. Deacon James Whelan, BSO, Tel. (978) 683-2471 or (617) 899-5500
We have at the present time one seminarian at St. Gregory’s Seminary and one at St. Basil Seminary. “The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for His harvest.” (Matthew 9:37)