Anglican Studies Program

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The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has long expressed an ecumenical partnership with the ECUSA through a relationship with the Diocese LTSP Anglican Studies Brochureof Pennsylvania.  For more than thirty-five years Episcopal seminarians have been receiving theological education at LTSP.  In today's climate, we welcome those who are seeking formation, education and opportunity in both lay and ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church.

Whether beginning your theological education closer to home before placement at an Episcopal seminary or taking the opportunity to study with an excellent faculty in such an ecumenical environment, we welcome your interest in the Anglican Studies program.  The experience of education and formation that LTSP offers, with the concentration in Anglican studies, expresses, we believe, the best of the Common Mission to which we are called.  


The Certificate will be earned after the successful completion of at least 8.0 course units for credit with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. All courses in the Certificate Program are to be taken at LTSP; that is, no courses will be received by transfer from or through cross-reg-istration at other institution.

4 Core Courses

  • HCH 202 Essentials of Anglicanism The Anglican Church
  • HCH 311 Poets, Mystics and Theologians 
  • HTH 905 The Theology of the Book of Common Prayer
  • HCH342 Eucharist and the Koinonia of the Church

4 Supplemental Courses

  • (Intermittent or other areas)
  • HCH 310 Modern Anglican Theology
  • HTH 711 Anglican Social Ethics


Students taking the MDiv or MAR degree can concurrently earn a Certificate in Anglican Studies.


There are two forms of the STM degree: The STM With Thesis consists of eight course units in advanced program courses plus a thesis. At least four of the course units and the thesis must be in Anglican Studies. The STM With Integrative Oral Examination (no thesis) consists of ten course units in advanced program courses plus an oral integrative examination that draws together the studies in the major area of study.


Along with the excellent Lutheran and ecumenical faculty, LTSP has four resident faculty from across the Anglican Communion.

 The Rev. Dr. Frederick Borsch

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Frederick Borsch


Professor of New Testament;
Chair of Anglican Studies

 The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney

The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney

Associate Professor,
Hebrew and Old Testament

The Rev. Dr. Kevin Moroney

The Rev. Dr. Kevin Moroney

Adjunct Professor,
Anglican Studies, Greek, Liturgics

 The Rev. Dr. Jayakiran Sebastian

The Rev. Dr. Jayakiran Sebastian

Church of South India
H. George Anderson Professor of Mission and Cultures; Director, Multicultural Mission Resource Center

 The Rev. Dr. Storm Swain

The Rev. Dr. Storm Swain   

ECUSA/Anglican Church of  Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Theology;
Director of Anglican Studies

For more information about Anglican Studies at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia contact:
The Rev. Storm Swain, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Theology;  Director of Anglican Studies
215.248.7375 |

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