As an ecclesial community whose primary mission is to prepare candidates for service as Esoteric and Gnostic priests, ST. BAS considers applicants for acceptance into the seminary only at the request and recommendation, and with the sponsorship of the respective diocesan bishop, religious superior, or duly appointed vocations director.
Those who wish to apply for admission as seminarians must complete an admission application packet, available by request. Applicants for seminary must request letters of recommendation from each of the following:
- their sponsoring bishop or religious superior;
- their priest;
- the rector of any seminary previously attended; and
- a present employer or a faculty member at the last school they attended.
These materials, as well as any other documents requested in the application, are reviewed by the Seminary Admissions Committee in light of our institutional criteria for admissions.
A one-time admissions fee of $90 must accompany all applications.
Ordination to the Priesthood
St. BAS is a seminary – an educational institution, and as such does not, itself, offer ordination into Holy Orders to its graduates. It is understood that Seminarians pursuing ordination within their Church or Jurisdiction will be in constant contact with their ecclesiastical sponsor regarding their progress and their ordination requirements. St. BAS will happily provide course and graduation information to ecclesiastical sponsors upon Seminarian request.
Some jurisdictions, such as the Oriental Apostolic Church of Damcar and the Liberal Gnostic Church have partnered with St. BAS and have agreed to accept the Full Seminary Program as meeting their educational requirements for ordination. Check with your jurisdictional authority/Bishop to determine if they will likewise accept the program. If you represent a Church or Jurisdiction and would like to work with St. BAS to provide a more customized educational program for your ordinands, feel free to contact us about the possibilities!
St. Basilides of Alexandria Theological Seminary welcomes all adult Learners, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation nor in any other way in any of its policies, practices, or procedures involving applicants, Learners, Faculty Mentors, staff, and the public. The seminary reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone it believes does not meet its academic standards.
Personal information (name, address, etc.) obtained during the application process (including the application itself) is securely stored and never released without your permission unless it is required and requested by a lawful warrant or court order.