After a long persecution of religion during the Soviet era the Orthodox Church in Russia is experiencing a Renaissance. Restored temples and monasteries, with every day an increasing number of parishioners. To the right of the churching believers need an experienced, friendly priests.

Where and how do they train the priest

In order to become a priest in Russia, need to finish Seminary. The training lasts 4-5 years, the terms depend on the educational institution. After graduating from the Seminary, the newly formed clergy placed at the disposal of the Church Patriarchates of the Russian Orthodox Church and distributed to the parishes.

Higher education in the Church is divided into two stages: undergraduate and graduate. In order to complete the first step, you need to learn for 4 years. The second stage of spiritual education lasts 2 years.

Master's degree equivalent to academic education is possible only upon completion of a bachelor degree, that is the Seminary. Theological seminaries in Russia a lot, you can choose from a large number of educational institutions which the applicant is closer in location and spirit.

Seminary in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Central Russia and the Urals and the far East. Program of study in Russian seminaries provide qualitative and free for Russians spiritual education.

There are in seminaries and correspondence courses. Learning that way for 5 years, there are annual donations for education in the amount of 4 thousand rubles and accommodation costs for the duration of the sessions.

How to enter the Seminary

The Seminary accepts only men aged 18 to 35 years old, be sure of the Orthodox faith. Applicants must finish secondary school, have a certificate and be churched.

When you receive the right advice of the priests from the local parishes, bishops and certified the list of documents required of applicants of all Universities of Russia. A certificate of health, passport, copy of medical insurance and military ID. A complete list of documents needs to be clarified in the school.

Seminary entrance examinations surrender according to the Law of God, and also enter write an essay on ecclesiastical and historical subjects. To become a priest in Russia only if you have to that spiritual life in the Russian Orthodox Church and the great desire to serve people, bringing them the Word of God.