Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Western Orthodox University.

Originally founded on 1 August 1945, the Western Orthodox University is an educational and research institution that has since 6 August 1977 been formally united with the Apostolic Episcopal Church, a worldwide Continuing Anglican jurisdiction founded in 1925 and recognized by the Statutes of the State of New York, USA, since 1932.

Since 2019, the Western Orthodox University has been a constituent body of European-American University. European-American University offers degree and diploma programs at all levels in many areas of the arts and humanities. It  holds a Royal Charter of Incorporation from the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara, one of the constituent kingdoms of Uganda, and is under the Royal Patronage of H.M. the Omukama (King) of Bunyoro-Kitara. European-American University is also incorporated in the Republic of Panama as a private international university. European-American University is the awarding body for all degree and diploma programs described in this website.

The activities of the Western Orthodox University today include significant responsibilities for archival preservation and dissemination. The University has an overall mission to collect information and resources concerned with the smaller Catholic, Orthodox and Continuing Anglican churches during the post-1866 period. This embraces a general scholarly interest in the modern independent sacramental movement both historically and in terms of theology and practice, and an ongoing programme of research. The European-American University Press provides a means for the book publication of its research output.

The Western Orthodox University incorporates the Western Orthodox Academy (also founded in 1945), and the Epiphany Guild (founded 1924), each of which offer specialized programmes of study through European-American University, and several research centres.

The Western Orthodox University is accredited by the Anglican Association of Colleges and Schools, the umbrella body for the educational institutions of the Apostolic Episcopal Church, and holds a number of other recognitions and validation agreements.

As a fully independent religious institution, the University greatly values its status as a private body controlled by a Church which has since its inception presented a distinctively Western Orthodox viewpoint and a determinedly ecumenical conservative Christian witness. Today, the Western Orthodox University also has a full relationship of reciprocal partnership, recognition and accreditation with the historic Pontificia Accademia Tiberina in Rome, Italy, founded in 1813 and recognized by the Sacred Congregation of Studies under Pope Leo XII in 1825.