Orthodox Christian Witness Program

Current Semester

Registration for the Orthodox Witness to Christ Program: A spiritual Journey is now open for the spring 2021 semester, and we would like to invite you to join us! 

Registration is limited to the first 30 people who register. For all questions, please email admin@witnesstochrist.org.

We begin on January 14, 2021, with an all-online ten Round Table sessions on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8 pm, and a Retreat on Saturday, February 20 from 10 am-3:30 pm. Please see program details on the attached flyer

The program covers four semesters, and participants can join at the beginning of ANY semester, either in the fall or spring. The Witness to Christ Program Certificate will be awarded at the completion of the four semesters, even if not taken in order. 

The purpose of the program is to offer an opportunity for a spiritual journey for anyone interested to learn, reflect, and be transformed through the Orthodox Christian Faith in preparation for various ministries. It aims to empower and equip Orthodox Christians to nourish and share the faith in the 21st century.

This program is sponsored by the Diocese of Worcester and New England – offered to the laity, Christian educators, parents, chaplains, counselors, therapists, physicians, and clergy. The program has eight units over four semesters led by His Grace Bishop John, D.Min.; Archpriest Antony Hughes, M.Div.; Ioana Popa, MD, BCC; Mary Lou Catelli, M.Ed.; Sebastien Falardeau, a Ph.D. candidate in Theology; and Tenbit Mitiku, MS. 

To register for the upcoming semester, please fill out the Registration Form.

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This program and journey is an opportunity for anyone interested to learn, to reflect, and to be transformed through the Orthodox Christian Faith in preparation for various ministries.


This spiritual pilgrimage is an interdisciplinary approach to create a cadre of leaders in the church. It is aimed to empower and equip Orthodox Christians to nourish and share the faith in 21st century by:

  • Offering frameworks and models of encountering God.

  • Offering frameworks and tools in order to enhance and facilitate inner spiritual growth.

  • Using Orthodox Christian theology and contemporary perspectives to encounter God.

  • Gaining insights and methods to witness and to share the faith.

  • Enhancing leadership skills in order to contribute effectively in parish ministry and to the world at large