The Administration Department of Saint Mark Seminary and College operates on a yearly basis and is closed only on holidays, holy days, and the last two weeks of July and August.   Applicants may enroll at any time throughout the year.

Application Procedures:
  1. Select a program you wish to study
  2. Complete the application and return along with a $50 application fee and the supporting documents as outlined on the application form.
  3. If you wish an evaluation for advanced credit attach a current bio-data to the application and return with the required $75 evaluation fee.
  4. Seminary students also need to fulfill the requirements listed below

Seminary students should also:
  1. Have completed at least two (2) years of college or its equivalent, and be at least twenty (20) years of age.   He should fill out and submit the appropriate application required for admission to the Seminary or the Distance Education Seminary Process.
  2. Familiarize himself with the Eastern Orthodox Catholic Archdiocese of the Americans and Dependencies, and begin an active correspondence between himself and the Prefect of Seminarians
  3. Agree to a personal visit to the Metropolis within a sixty (60) day period.   Does not apply to those outside of Canada, USA or Mexico.
  4. Participate in the life of the Church, and attend the annual Consistory of Bishops of the Holy Synod and Syndesmos of Clergy.
  5. Satisfy and deficiencies that may exist.
  6. Prove his ability to establish a parish or other approved apostolate as agreed to with the Metropolis, after ordination

Seminary students also need to submit the following documentation:
  1. Certification of Baptism and/or Certificate of Chrismation into the Orthodox Catholic Church.
  2. Certified copies of academic transcripts from all colleges, universities and/or seminaries attended.
  3. Copies of all ordination certificates of verifications, if applicable
  4. If married, a copy of the Marriage Certificate ( Civil and Ecclesiastical), and a notarized statement from spouse giving her blessings to the candidate's desire to become a deacon or priest of the Eastern Orthodox Catholic Archdiocese of the Americas and Dependencies
  5. Official “Criminal Background Check” showing that there are no serious crimes against him, and that no current warrants exist under his name.
  6. A psychological assessment submitted by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist, a licensed pastoral or theocentric psychotherapist, or other agreed upon licensed professional involved in Behavioral Medicine.
  7. A recommendation from three professional persons known to the candidate for at least three (3) years, and another from the candidate's current or former employwer submitted directly by them.
  8. A letter detailing the candidate's spiritual journey and reason(s) for wanting to become a permanent deacon, or deacon and priest.
  9. Proof that the candidate can or cannot afford the full seminary tuition and expenses.

Seminarians and those in the Minor Orders shall be under the direct supervision of the Metropolis and Archdiocese, the Local Bishop of their respective Diocese, and the Prefect of Seminarians.

Candidates who wish to become permanent deacons or priests in the Eastern Orthodox Catholic Archdioceses of the Americas and Dependencies, or those who wish to communicate with us about this matter, should contact Very Rev. Brother Vincent Cappabianca, Prefect of Seminarians. Write him at Metropolis-St Nicholas Center, 456 Nimick Street, Sharon PA 16146 (USA). You may also email and address your inquiry to His Eminence Archbishop Timothy.

Saint Mark Seminary and College
456 Nimick Street
Sharon, PA 16146