Since 2011, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), organized Advanced Courses for staff members of various diocesan structures and teachers of the Russian Orthodox Church’s theological schools.

The Advance Courses training program includes addresses by prominent statesmen and public and ecclesial figures, lectures by professors from leading Russian universities and experts from secular and ecclesial organizations. Graduates are granted church graduation certificates. 

At present, the CMI carries out the following programs:

Advanced Course for newly consecrated bishops;

Advanced Course for reviewers in diocesan administrations and bishops’ personal secretaries;

Advanced Course for church archivists;

Advanced Course for Bible study teachers;

Advanced Course for apologetics teachers; 

Advanced Course for heads of diocesan departments for cooperation with the Cossacks.

In the nearest future the CMI plans to increase the number of Advance Courses.

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