List of Eastern Catholic seminaries

This is list of Eastern Catholic seminaries in the world. They prepare candidates for the priesthood.

Alexandrian liturgical tradition

  • (Coptic) St. Leo’s Patriarchal Seminary in Maadi (1953), a suburb of Cairo
  • (Ethiopian) Seminary in Asmara, Eritrea
  • (Ethiopian) Seminary in Keren, Eritrea
  • (Ethiopian) Capuchin Franciscan Institute of Philosophy and Theology in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • (Ethiopian) Seminary in Adigrat, Ethiopia
  • (Ethiopian) Pontifical Ethiopian College in Rome

Antiochian (Antiochene or West-Syriac) liturgical tradition

  • (Maronite) Seminary of St. Antoine in Lebanon
  • (Maronite)Collegio dei Maroniti (1584, reopened in 2000) in Rome
  • (Maronite) Maronite Patriarchal Seminary at Ghazir
  • (Maronite) diocesan seminary at Karm Sadde, near Tripoli
  • (Maronite) Our Lady of Lebanon Seminary in Washington, D.C.
  • The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik , Lebanon provides advanced theological education for Maronite
  • (Syriac) Al-Charfet Patriarchal Seminary in Lebanon
  • (Syro-Malankara) St. Mary’s Malankara Major Seminary (1983) at Trivandrum

Armenian liturgical tradition



  • Bzoummar Seminary in Bzoummar
  • Mechitarist Fathers Seminary in Bikfaya

Chaldean or East Syriac liturgical tradition


  • Malpan Seminary with University status in Kottapuram/ Pallipuram Established by Patriarch of Church of The East in AD 450 for Malabar, later seminary was shifted to Mananam and dissolved in St.Joseph's Seminary of Syro - Malabar Church CMI fathers
  • Syro-Malabar St. Joseph's Pontifical Seminary (Mangalapuzha Seminary) in Mangalapuzha, Aluva
  • Syro-Malabar St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary in Vadavathoor
  • Syro-Malabar Good Shepherd Major Seminary in Kunnoth, Tellicherry
  • Syro-Malabar St. Ephrem Major Seminary for Missions, Satna
  • Syro-Malabar Mary Matha Major Seminary, Thrissur


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Byzantine (Constantinopolitan) liturgical tradition


  • (Ukrainian) Greek Catholic Seminary in Curitiba



  • Greek Catholic Seminary in Zagreb



Israel and the Palestinian Territories

  • (Melkite) St. Anne’s Seminary in Jerusalem, under the direction of the White Fathers (now called the Missionaries of Africa) closed
  • (Melkite) Holy Savior Seminary in Beit Sahour, Holy Land, for dioceses in Israel, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza of Melkite





United States


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