Seminary Summer Program

St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Boarding Seminary is offering week-long programs through Summer 2017. The one-week programs will cover New Testament and Patrology on separate weeks. New Testament I will cover general introduction to the New Testament and the four Gospels. New Testament II will cover the book of Acts and the Pauline Epistles. New Testament III will cover the Catholic Epistles and the book of Revelation. Patrology will cover an introduction to the fathers of the church, their lives and their writings.

Directions to the Abbey

101 S Vista Dr
Sandia, TX  78383
Tel.: 361-547-3257
Fax: 817-231-0135

Sayings of the Desert Fathers


إذا أنت ذهبت لتتناول جسد المسيح ودمه الأقدسين فإياك أن يكون في قلبك حقد أوغيظ على إنسان، فإن علمت أن في قلب إنسان عليك شيئاً فإذهب وإستغفر منه أولاً لئلا تأخذ دينونة لنفسك وهلاكاً
الأنبا أشعياء

If you partake of the holy body and the blood of Christ, be wary not to have envy or hatred towards anyone, and if it comes to your knowledge that someone has something against you, go and absolve yourself from him first, lest you receive judgment and damnation upon yourself.

-St. Isaiah