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Our Mission:

As the Byzantine Catholic Seminary,
we continue the mission mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ,
“…teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…”
(Matthew 28:20)

As a Catholic community of formation, we discern and nurture the gift of vocation
granted by the Holy Spirit to those men called to a life of ordained ministry.

As a theological center of learning, we hand-on the Tradition of the Christian East
for those men and women who seek to serve and enrich
the life of the Church and world today.

 Our Identity:

 Founded by God’s grace in 1950,
the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Ss. Cyril and Methodius
is the official seminary of the Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh,
is open to all the North American Eastern Eparchies,
and welcomes all those seeking the knowledge possessed
by the Eastern ecclesial traditions.

As a school of theology,
we are Authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
and Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.

Accreditation

The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius was elected to associative membership in The Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada in 2004 and was granted candidacy status in June, 2008 for a term of five years to the fall of 2012.  The second self-study was launched and resulted in re-accreditation of the seminary in January of 2012 for a period of seven years to 2019.

As an official institution of the Byzantine Catholic Church, the seminary offers the Master of Divinity Degree (M.Div.)  to provide priests credentialed for service in the ministry with standardized training according to the Tradition and Theology of the Byzantine Catholic Church.

The seminary offers a Master of Theology (MAT) Degree, serving its mission as a center of Eastern Christian studies.  The MAT program prepares lay and religious men and women for further graduate study, professional and leadership positions in Christian education, research and writing, chaplaincy and social services.

Statement of Educational Effectiveness

Statement of Educational Effectiveness

Governance

The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius is governed by a Board of Directors who are appointed by the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Church in America.

Location

Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius
3605 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15214
Phone: 412-321-8383
Fax: 412-321-9936
Email: office@bcs.edu

Directions

Please park behind the building and follow “Seminary Entrance” sign.

From the East

Follow Parkway East (Route 376) towards Pittsburgh and exit at
Route 579 North (Blvd. of the Allies)
Follow 579 North to 279 North … and exit at Hazlett Street
At the end of the exit ramp … turn left (East Street) … and proceed four traffic lights
At fourth traffic light … turn left (still East Street) and proceed to next traffic light
Turn left (Perrysville Avenue) and proceed approximately .3 mile
Seminary is on the right (large identification sign)

From the South

Route 279 North … through Pittsburgh (past PNC Park) … and exit at Hazlett Street
At the end of the exit ramp … turn left (East Street) … and proceed four traffic lights
At fourth traffic light … turn left (still East Street) and proceed to next traffic light
Turn left (Perrysville Avenue) and proceed approximately .3 mile
Seminary is on the right (large identification sign)

From the North

Route 279 South … to Perrysville Avenue exit
Turn right on Perrysville Avenue … and proceed south several miles
Seminary will be on the right at 3605 Perrysville (large identification sign)

From the West

Ohio Turnpike to Pennsylvania Turnpike
Exit 28 on Pennsylvania Turnpike, then follow signs for Route 79 South
Follow Route 79 South to Route 279 South, and then
Follow directions above “From the North”

Our Liturgical Schedule

 

Please check again in the fall for liturgy at the Seminary.

Guests are invited to join the Seminary community at Liturgical services.  To access the Seminary Chapel, please use the chapel doors facing Perrysville Avenue.  It is suggested that you call the Seminary Office (412-321-8383) a day in advance so we can anticipate your arrival.  All welcome!