The main campus of the Anglican Seminary of Virginia (ASV) is near Front Royal, Virginia, USA, and is located on the grounds of the
home of the bishop. It is about one hour from Dulles Airport and Washington, D.C. And consists of twenty acres in the mountains of
Virginia. Our goal is to prepare men to become Anglican deacons and priests. Additionally, our studies include preparing women to be
religious workers and deaconesses. We seek to support women and men in their journey who are seeking vocations as brothers and
nuns. We have two orders associated with our diocese and they are the Sisters of the Community of Compassion and the Order of St.
Benedict. Our work to train men for ordination is a priority based upon serious needs and shortages..
The Anglican Seminary of Virginia is recognized worldwide and is a leader in education. The Anglican Church of Virginia and the
Anglican Church International Communion approved our studies and course work. Graduates who are pursuing vocations as clergy
are eligible for ordination upon successful completion of studies and approval of the Council on Holy Orders of the respective
dioceses where students reside or plan to serve.
ASV is a new institution of learning established in 2004 by the Bishop of Virginia and accredited by the Accreditation Council of the
Anglican Church International Communion. The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church International Communion accredited ASV
in June of 2007 at the Bishops' Synod in Jamestown, Virginia. The Anglican Seminary of Virginia has licensed bishops in Australia,
Haiti, Columbia, India and the Philippines to offer its seminary educational program where many students are now preparing for
Diplomas and certificates are granted to students who meet our standards and complete their studies at ASV. The educational learning
system utilized by the ASV for the preparation of religious workers, ordained clergy, and deaconesses is a process called "reading for
orders," or "cooperative education." Reading for orders has been employed in the Anglican Church for many centuries. It is an
apprenticeship process and a very effective and practical way to learn. It includes theoretical material coupled with "hands on
experience." With the advent of the worldwide Internet this makes "reading" or "cooperative education" a way seminarians and
students may learn anywhere they live and learn in one of the most efficient and practical ways known to education. For additional
reading and more detailed information contact the seminary.
It is recommended that men studying for orders should have already earned a degree, or have two years
of college preparation. Exceptions may be made and credit for life experience may be given to the older
student as is traditional under the "old man's canon" or the "grey beard Rubric." There is a tuition fee which
is explained in the Official Catalogue and may be ordered from the bishop's office. It costs $25.00 plus
Email the Anglican Church of Virginia for a Seminary Catalogue, a listing of Diplomas, to ask questions
about courses, course descriptions, as well as a description of the Seminary tuition and costs. Email
Anglican Seminary of Virginia
Areas of Study and Diplomas to be earned are:
Bachelor of Religious Studies
Bachelor of Arts
Licentiate in Theology
Master of Arts in Religious Studies
Master of Divinity
Doctorate of Ministry
Doctorate of Divinity
Doctorate of Theology
Doctorate of Philosophy
Certificate in Pastoral Counseling
|magisterium school serving the United States and Dioceses around the world.
|"The Role of the Priest or
Traditional Worship vs. Heresy
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Abandonment of the historic role of the
priest is the major reason we find the
Church losing influence, membership
dropping; people not looking to the
Church for guidance and moral
standards for living; and not finding
comfort in the trying times in which we
live. The Church of God must have a
dedicated tough minded priest who
loves Christ and is determined to bring
the Sacraments and the "raw boned"
Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people.
When he steps to the Altar he must
know it is Christ who brings the Power.
In the pulpit the priest must be on fire
for the Lord; unafraid of man but in
awe and fear of God. It is the Souls of
his congregation that are at risk and his
own! His Cure shall and must be saved."
+L. Johnson, Bishop
|Our Seminary is NOT associated with nor allows other
institutions in the United States to grant certificates or diplomas
using our name. We have licensed Bishops in Colombia, India,
Australia, the Philippines and Haiti to educate men for the
priesthood as an extension of our work and using our educational
formularies, but none in the USA.
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