Moscow Theological Academy

Moscow Theological Academy (Russian: Московская духовная академия) is a higher educational institution of the Russian Orthodox Church, training clergy, teachers, scholars, and officials.

Moscow Orthodox Theological Academy
Московская православная духовная академия
A photograph of the Interior of the church within the academy
Interior of the church within the academy
Active1687 (1687)–1919 (1919) 1946 (1946)–present
RectorPitirim (Tvorogov)
Location,
56°18′41″N 38°07′43″E / 56.311511°N 38.128496°E / 56.311511; 38.128496Coordinates: 56°18′41″N 38°07′43″E / 56.311511°N 38.128496°E / 56.311511; 38.128496
Websitempda.ru

The seminary traces its origin to the Slavic Greek Latin Academy, which was founded in 1687 by the Greek Lichud brothers. It was reorganized in 1814 and moved from Moscow to the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius in the town of Sergiyev Posad, Moscow Oblast. The academy was closed in 1919, and reopened in 1946.

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