The Institute's commitment to the integration of Eastern Christian Studies, (and/or theological methods or approaches), with personal spiritual experience and piety, orthopraxis, and moreover, character, is one of the most important and outstanding characteristics of its programs of study. The Institute's Faculty also offers a broad multidisciplinary spectrum, which promotes and encourages students to pursue interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies and/or research. St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute students and graduates serve as clergy and/or monastics in (a) the Russian Orthodox Church in Union with Old Rome, (b) the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, (c) the Orthodox Church in America, (d) the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, (e) the Byzantine Catholic Church, (f) the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, (g) the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, and (h) other faith communities. certified to prepare and train candidates for ordination and/or other ministries and leadership roles in the Church. Students are trained at the certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate level in an atmosphere of rigour, discipline, and synergy.