The Saint Arseny Institute uses various facilities within Winnipeg. The Institute also holds occasional services at the OCA churches in Winnipeg.
There is potential for expansion of facilities or the acquiring of accommodation for students in the immediate area depending on the direction in which the Institute goes; that is, toward a focus on distance education, residential education, or both.
Orthodox Resources in Winnipeg
There are three parishes and one mission of the Orthodox Church in America in Winnipeg, served by three priests and deacons who all have long experience in the service of the Church. There is also a monastic presence. Besides the unique histories and ministries of these three parishes, there is also an English-speaking mission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and there are also parishes of the Romanian, Greek, Serbian, Ukrainian, Coptic and Ethiopian Orthodox Churches in Winnipeg where one can learn more about the richness of world-wide Orthodox Christianity.
A number of competent iconographers have their homes and workshops in Winnipeg. Their work can be seen in different places in the city. They offer workshops from time to time and are usually willing to make presentations or help those who want to learn more about iconography and its place in Orthodox worship.
Other Orthodox services available in Winnipeg include an Orthodox books and church goods store operated by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. Additional opportunities for studies in Orthodox theology are available through St. Andrew's College.
The Institute houses its library holdings at the University of Winnipeg Library (Main Branch, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB). Local students can access these resources in person and can check out resources with a community reader card (available at the UofW Library). Distance students can access these resources through inter-library loan if they have a library card for a participating university library.
To browse/search the St Arseny Orthodox Christian Theological Institute Collection, click here. The database is an excel file, organized by library of congress number. To search, use the "Find" function (located in the Edit menu) and enter in a keyword of either the title, author, publisher, or subject matter.
To browse the complete University of Winnipeg Library, go to their website: http://library.uwinnipeg.ca/