About Us

House of Studies Vision, Mission, Core Values, and Affiliations

Educational and Ecclesiastical Partners

Ecclesiastical patron and academic partner: 
St. Anthony’s is an outreach of and operates under the supervision and the ecclesiastical authority of the Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ (ECCC) and The Most Rev. Dr. Karl Rodig, D.Min., His Eminence and Ecumenical Primate Archbishop of the ECCC.

Academic partner: St. Jude Theological Institute (SJTI) under the supervision of The Catholic Church in America (CCIA)

You may find out more about the general academic agreements by visiting our House of Studies page.



St. Anthony's Cathedral House of Liturgical Studies opened
January 1, 2018, and is a Virginia non-profit corporation and a recognized 501(c)(3) public charity that provides:


  • biblical, theological, and liturgical education to prepare students for community service/social justice and ministry/ordination in their respective communions and denominations,

  • professional development for diverse ministries, and

  • opportunities for personal and liturgical spiritual formation. 

For more details on the cathedral abbey and the saint from whom
St. Anthony's receives its name, click
here (cathedral) and here (saint).


St. Anthony's is managed by a corporate board of directors and guided by an advisory board and administration. Click here for a list of the current board and administration. 



St. Anthony's will be a premier source of biblical, theological, and liturgical education that transforms, enriches, and equips students for community service/social justice and ministry in their respective communions and denominations. 



St. Anthony's Cathedral House of Liturgical Studies is dedicated to transforming and equipping students for community service/social justice and ministry in their communions and denominations by delivering affordable, flexible, challenging, and recognized biblical, theological, and liturgical education and ministerial formation programs, professional development, and opportunities for personal spiritual formation. 

The House of Studies primarily serves as an open environment for theological education and liturgical ministerial formation and is open to ecumenical ministries within the Christian faith. 


Core Values


  • Historical Christian tradition and ethos of morality. 

  • Academic excellence, personal integrity, equality, non-discriminatory procedures, and intellectual freedom on the part of all students, faculty, and staff.

  • A challenging, affordable theological education that is perceived by students, faculty, staff, the community, and educational partners as adding value to their ministries and enriching their lives.

  • A solid educational delivery system that undergoes continuous evaluation and improvement and is built and maintained through:

    • Well-trained, motivated faculty, staff, and administrative leaders.

    • Access to an adequate supply of and equal access to tools and resources.

    • A quest for knowledge and understanding through scholastic research and distinction.

    • Rigorous academic standards.

    • Use of modern technology and teaching methods to enhance the educational experience.

  • An expanded customer base by growing, strengthening, and delivering educational programs and services that appeal to diverse liturgical populations.

  • A secure financial base.