Seminaries and Institutes 

Affiliated with the Collegium Augustinianum


(Mombasa, Kenya)

Divinity training began in Mombasa in 1885 with the decision to form the Freretown Divinity Schoool with nine students. Initially training was mainly for evangelists but in 1913 ordination candidates were called. Some of them, such as James Beimler of Rabai, Lugo Gore of Jimba and Timothy Mapenzi from Changombe, were later ordained. In 1930 the Divinity School was moved to Limuru. Training of ordinands was not done in Mombasa until in the 1960's, when the Coast Bible School was housed near the Mombassa Memorial Cathedral. 

In 1956, the institution was moved to a new site on the grounds of St. Luke's Church, Makupa with the name of Coast Bible School. In 1990, students moved to the Buxton site with a new name, the ACK Bishop Hannington Insitute. The Institute was named after the first Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, Bishop James Hannington, who was martyred on his way to Uganda in 1885.
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Institute for Old Catholic Theology
Established by Archbishop Dr. Craig J. N. de Paulo in order to provide continuing formation and advance training in Old Catholic theology and related fields to the American clergy and laity, the Institute for Old Catholic Theology is authorized to grant a graduate Diploma in Old Catholic Theology by the authority of the Faculty of Theology of the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in conjunction with the Theological Commission of the Synod of Bishops of the Old Catholic Confederation.

The Institute for Old Catholic Theology holds an annual, intensive summer course open to clergy and lay people seeking advanced studies in Old Catholic theology and related fields. The 2016 Summer Course is scheduled for June 7-12th, hosted by the Collegium Augustinianum in Philadelphia. 

The Institute Summer Course offers lectures, courses and workshops on Old Catholic theological methodology, patristic theology, Dogmatic Theology, History of Theology, Moral Theology, sacramentalogy, ecclesiology and liturgical practice. 

Many of the esteemed faculty and Fellows of the Collegium Augustinianum Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology serve as the Summer Institute faculty along with distinguished Guest Lecturers and Visitng Scholars from the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Villanova University. 

The total cost of the Summer Course in $1,100.00, which includes a Continental breakfast and lunch every day. Limited Housing is also available at $60.00 per day.

The Summer Course also includes plenty of occasions for socializing with other clergy and participants in addition to ecumenical morning and evening prayer. The cost of course also includes a guided tour of historic Philadelphia.
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