An Online Private Orthodox Christian College Dedicated to Theology and the Humanities

Vision

Our vision is to be a pioneering global Orthodox Christian educational institution which engages with and addresses the challenges of the contemporary world.

Mission & Purpose

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Established in 2012, Holy Transfiguration College is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization aimed at raising the awareness of Orthodox Christian teachings through Patristic living, research and education.

Our mission is to establish a community of Christian thinkers, where members can grow spiritually and academically, develop in character, and witness in the contemporary world. We believe in a future where our graduates are ready to impact their society by building bridges between Orthodox Christianity and the Humanities.

The true value of Orthodox Christian education starts with experience and praxis. We invite you to participate in our activities to experience the depth, diversity and modernity of our Orthodox faith through the eyes of Early Christian wisdom and the contemporary desire to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ (Matthew 28:16).

Advisory Board

H.G. Bishop Epiphanius  President
Joseph Faltas, Ph.D.  Board Member
George Sorial, J.D., M.B.A., L.L.M.  Board Member
Ramy Adeeb, M.Sc., M.B.A.  Board Member
Alex Shalaby, M.Sc.  Board Member

Management

Rev. Fr. Michael Sorial, M.Litt., D.Th. (Cand.)  President
Emmanuel Gergis, M.Th., M.Litt., Ph.D. (ABD)  Academic Dean

 

Ecclesial Endorsements

In 2013, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope and Patriarch of the great city of Alexandria and the See of St. Mark was presented with the mission and vision of Holy Transfiguration College. His Holiness inquired about the activities offered by the College and encouraged and granted his blessings for the activities offered by the College. Subsequently, the College updates His Holiness of all activities on yearly basis.

In 2014, His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II Karim, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and the Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church was presented with the mission and vision of Holy Transfiguration College. His Holiness discussed the various activities offered by the College and granted his blessings and support for the College.

Accreditation

The accreditation status of an institution will affect how easily an individual’s courses will transfer to another institution and how a prospective employer values the degree from a particular institution. Accreditation is an indicator of the program and the institution’s general quality and reputation. Accreditation is a process of peer review that the educational community has adopted for its self-regulation. It is a voluntary process intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of higher education. Institutions choose to apply for accredited status and once accredited, they agree to abide by the standards of their accrediting organization and to regulate themselves by taking responsibility for improvement.

Online programs must meet the same accreditation standards as face-to-face programs for both regional and specialized accreditation. Additionally, they typically are required to address unique requirements in the area of technology, support, training, accessibility, academic integrity and degree credibility.

Holy Transfiguration College is applying for accreditation for its graduate degree programs with one of the accredited agencies designated by the U.S. Department of Education.