About

Orthodox Christian Theological College is a private vocational school of Orthodox Christian Church in Thailand Foundation, under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). The College is lo­cat­ed in Thalang district of Phuket Island and it is housed in a large two-sto­ry com­plex with dor­mi­to­ry accommoda­tions, a kitchen and din­ing fa­cil­i­ties, class­rooms, a lec­ture hall, ad­min­is­tra­tive and fac­ul­ty of­fices.

The mis­sion of the OCT College is to serve the [Russian] Orthodox Church by prepar­ing can­di­dates for the Pri­est­hood and Di­a­conate to min­is­ter in the Kingdom of Thailand and other S-E Asia countries, and pro­vid­ing them with the nec­es­sary theological, spir­i­tu­al, litur­gi­cal, moral, pas­toral, and in­tel­lec­tu­al for­ma­tion to per­form the Sacraments, teach the Ortho­dox Faith, and, in accordance with the teachings of Holy Scrip­ture, care for those in need, both with­in and out­side the orthodox com­mu­ni­ties.

The ob­jec­tive of the College is to of­fer rig­or­ous train­ing to stu­dents in those aca­dem­ic and prac­ti­cal dis­ci­plines that are req­ui­site for ac­tive ser­vice to the Ortho­dox Church, main­ly as cler­gy, but al­so as can­tors, teach­ers, and icono­g­ra­phers. Stu­dents will al­so be ed­u­cat­ed in Scrip­ture, lan­guages, phi­los­o­phy, his­to­ry, and pas­toral psy­chol­o­gy.

In a qui­et, ru­ral en­vi­ron­ment con­ducive to spir­i­tu­al growth and se­ri­ous study, the College will nur­ture the vo­ca­tions of its stu­dents, af­ford­ing them the unique opportu­ni­ty of learning and study­ing Ortho­dox the­ol­o­gy in the frame­work of their dai­ly ex­pe­ri­ence of the Eastern Ortho­dox spir­i­tu­al, litur­gi­cal, and mys­ti­cal tra­di­tion.

OCT College is called to offer excellence in human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral formation for young men from around S-E Asia in service to the Orthodox Church.