Theological and ministerial formation of pastors was part of the Seminary’s curriculum. Taking into consideration the differences of age and educational background of the candidates, kahanaHis Holiness Aram I decided in 2004 to establish a special training course in Antelias for those who want to serve as pastors in parishes. 

The program extends over three years. Its curriculum includes courses in theology with special emphasis on biblical, exegetical, ethical, pastoral and liturgical studies. The students also follow few courses at the Near East School of Theology.