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== History ==
The St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute, founded in 1925, is an establishment of private higher education, legalized as such in France and functioning under the aegis of the Academy of Paris. It is under the Russian Orthodox Exarchate in Western Europe. The mission of the St. Sergius Institute is to form educated priests and laypeople, intending to serve actively the Orthodox Church and representing it in the ecumenical dialogue, as well as in the religious and
culture life of their own country.