Visit the Seminary

Whether you are a prospective student or just visiting Etna, we invite you to explore our tranquil campus and experience firsthand how SPOTS is shaping the future of Orthodox Christian education.

Experience Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary

When you visit our campus, you will see for yourself what makes the Seminary a very special place. SPOTS is the first Seminary of the American Eparchy of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece and the only Orthodox seminary in the world that is free of the influence of ecumenism.

✨We offer a generous travel stipend to prospective students and we welcome visitors from around the world. Join us for a visit on campus!✨

Etna, California

When you think about an idyllic western town, you’re thinking of Etna: The shops, cafés, and restaurants on Main Street could be a setting for a John Wayne film. Visit us and see for yourself what the environment at SPOTS is like. Stroll the campus with our student tour guides, visit our library, see student residences and spend time taking in our quaint surroundings where life is unhurried and simple.