Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), Accredited

Description: This is a non-degree, hybrid program for those seeking CPE in an Orthodox Christian environment. Students must have a bachelor's degree to receive credit for the class. The course begins and ends with a retreat at the Antiochian Village. In between the retreats are 30 weeks of online sessions. This course is for clergy only. A detailed schedule is posted below the registration forms.


Retreat Information: Please arrive by 6 PM Eastern on Tuesday for dinner together. Meals together are an important part of the retreat. We will depart at 9 AM Eastern on Friday. Physical attendance at both retreats is required for this course.

Program Mentor: His Grace Bishop JOHN, Diocese of Worcester and New England (bio)

Supervisor: Fr. David Alexander

Dates: August 17-May 27
Length of course: 30 weeks/classes PLUS two retreats
Time: Tuesdays 12-1:15 PM
Class length: 75 minutes per class
Maximum Number of students: 7
Jurisdiction: Open to all jurisdictions.

Cost: Four payments are scheduled.

  • Due Immediately: $25 to CPE accrediting agency

  • Due August 1: $525 for single occupancy retreat (August 17-20, 2021)

  • Due August 17: $425 for the class

  • Due April 1: $525 for single occupancy retreat (May 24-27, 2022)

  • For those who need financial considerations, please send an email to Dn. Adam.

Deacons: We presume that deacons who register have received a blessing from their priest to take this class.

Please fill out the form so that we can evaluate interest. You will be notified when enrollment is opened.

Retreat 1: August 17-20
Retreat 2: May 24-27 


Weekly sessions on Tuesdays at 12 PM eastern

August 31
Sept 7, 14, 21, 28
Oct 5, 12, 19, 26
Nov 2, 9, 16, 30
Dec 7, 14

Jan 4, 11, 18, 25
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Apr 5, 12