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Mission Statement

The Saint John of Damascus Institute of Theology was founded in 1970 by the Antiochian Orthodox Church in order to ensure a theological education to young people who are committed to the life of the Church. The B.Th. program occupies a central role in the mission of the Institute. The B.Th. is an undergraduate academic program of Orthodox theology aiming at providing students with both traditional and modern tools, approaches and methods that help them in serving the Church and witnessing in the Arabic speaking world as pastors and ministers. The B.Th. curriculum emphasizes the importance of intellectual training in an atmosphere of responsible freedom, as learning is closely related to life experience deeply rooted in the Christian legacy, which does not separate life from intellectual achievements. The specific Antiochian identity of the Institute within the framework of the Orthodox Church is well reflected in the shaping of the B.Th. program. This identity connects the Institute to the land where the alumni are called to witness and serve, whether in the immediate Arab environment, or abroad.

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Saint John of Damascus Institute of Theology
The University of Balamand

Address: Monastery of Balamand, PO Box 100, Tripoli, Lebanon
Tel: 00961 (0) 6 930 305 - Fax: 00961 (0) 6 930 304
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