Just a quick question. Is it possible to shorten the time a man spends at seminary if he already has some of the academic qualifications (for example a Bachelors degree in Theology from an orthodox Catholic institution)?
I ask because I am currently discerning the priesthood but due to a number of financial and family issues I can’t see myself being able to begin studies until I’m close to 30 (I’m 23 now).
The answer will have no bearing on my decision to study for the priesthood, which I feel I am definitely called to. Would just be nice to have some kind of timeframe.