Study Tour in Turkey and Patmos, continuing to follow the footsteps of St. Paul the Apostle and exploring the 7 cities of the Book of Revelation, July 14(Arrival Day)-July 28, 2019 with H.G. Bishop Kyrillos and the Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Sous.
Dr. Donna Rizk Asdourian holds a Masters in Orthodox Theological Studies from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, a Masters in Eastern Christianity from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Theology from King's College London. Her research interests include Eastern Christianity, Coptic Orthodoxy, Armenian Studies, Liturgics, Patristics, and Women in the Church.
ACTS is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Meawad will be joining our team this Summer 2019. Stephen M. Meawad is currently adjunct professor of Catholic Studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. He completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA with a dissertation entitled “Spiritual Struggle and Gregory of Nyssa’s Theory of Perpetual Ascent: An Orthodox Christian Virtue Ethic.” His continued research interests incorporate Orthodox Christianity, Coptic practices, and modern western ethical, theological, and philosophical discourses. He currently resides in Connecticut with his wife and daughter.
Read about what our graduates have gained from ACTS programs!
“ I can now say with my greatest confidence that enrolling in ACTS was the single most edifying thing I could have accomplished during my gap period.”- Luke Soliman MTS Graduate 2019
“I am now emerging out of the MTS with a comprehensive grasp on concepts as well as a deeper appreciation of God’s wonders and the richness of the Coptic Church.”- Amanda Khalil MTS Graduate 2019
Join us in welcoming Dr. Linda Abdelsayed to the ACTS team!
Linda Abdelsayed, PsyD has been a California Licensed Psychologist since 2013. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in family psychology from Azusa Pacific University.
With great joy and much thanksgiving to God, ACTS is pleased to announce the ordination of Fr. Michael Maximous (Ehab Maximous), on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 by the blessed hands of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion, His Grace Bishop Suriel, His Grace Bishop Abraham, and His Grace Bishop Kyrillos at St. Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church in San Diego CA.
ACTS had the pleasure of hosting Dr. John Jackson and his wife, Rebecca Jackson, founders of the Turin Shroud Center of Colorado, who joined us on February 15th & 16th for our Apologetics Conference in Archangel Michael Church in Santa Ana, California.
As part of the global outreach for St. Athanasius and St. Cyril Theological School (ACTS), HG Bishop Kyrillos met with the newly formed St. Paul Institute for Ministry Studies (SPIMS) in Cairo, Egypt and their leadership including the very Reverend Fr. Daoud Lamie. St. Paul Institute has been formed to offer quality level English theological training and education for servants in Egypt who are committed to worldwide evangelism and mission.
A Homily by His Eminence Metropolitan Kyrillos of Milan of Blessed Memory