Institute of Liturgical and Sacramental Studies: ILSS

Welcome to Metropolitan Christian University’s Institute of Liturgical and Sacramental Studies (ILSS), your gateway to a rich tapestry of Christian worship traditions from the comfort of your own home. As an integral part of our online learning platform, the ILSS offers a transformative educational experience that combines academic rigor with spiritual depth.
Through our virtual classrooms, students embark on a journey of exploration of the sacred mysteries of Christian worship and sacramental life, guided by expert faculty members who are passionate about their fields. Delve into the historical, theological, and practical dimensions of liturgy, sacraments, and ritual practices from anywhere in the world, at any time that suits your schedule.
Our dynamic online community fosters meaningful dialogue and collaboration, allowing students to engage with diverse perspectives and enrich their understanding of Christian worship traditions. Whether you’re pursuing a degree in liturgical studies, sacramental theology, or pastoral ministry, our flexible online platform provides the resources and support you need to excel in your studies while balancing other commitments.
With interactive multimedia resources, virtual seminars, and personalized mentorship, Metropolitan Christian University empowers you to deepen your faith and expand your theological horizons without ever stepping foot on campus. Join us as we journey together at the intersection of faith and scholarship, discovering new insights and transforming lives through the power of online learning.

Certificate in Liturgical & Sacramental Studies

The Certificate in Liturgical & Sacramental Studies offered here at Metropolitan Christian University is a Graduate-level program of study comprised of a 27 credit hours, geared towards providing the student with the following:
  • Working knowledge of Sacramental Theology
  • Understanding of Liturgical Theology
  • Practical skills in the administration of Liturgical Worship
Courses include:
LS8001: Liturgical Theology
LS8002: Sacramental Theology
LS8013: Sacraments of the Church
CM8012: Organic Christianity
CH8310: Reformation History
LS8201: Liturgy in Practice
CL8015: Canon Law

In-person Intensive

Students are required to attend an in-person intensive. This intensive is a 5 day, 4 night requirement covering liturgical and sacramental practices.