Rev. Gerasimos Koutsouras
Lecturer in Church History

Fr Gerasimos completed studies at the universities of Sydney and Thessalonica. He is a lecturer in Church History at St Andrew's, specialising in the later Byzantine and post Byzantine periods. After tutelage in Byzantine Music under the late Demetrios Sourlantzis, Archon Music Teacher of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, he was appointed protopsaltis of the Church of St Theodora in Thessalonica. On his return to Australia, he co-founded the School of Byzantine Music under the auspices of the...

Rev. Amphilohios Papantoniou
Associate Lecturer in Theology (Patristic Studies)

Revd Fr Amphilohios Papantoniou is a graduate of St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, receiving his Bachelor of Theology in 2001. Anthony continued postgraduate studies in Theology graduating from the Sydney College of Divinity with a Master of Theology in 2002 and a Master of Theology with Honours in 2008. He is a doctoral research student in the department of Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney, exploring the historical development of the principle of theandricity in...

Very Rev. Steven Scoutas
Associate Lecturer in Pastoral Theology and Practice

The Very Rev. Steven Scoutas is the parish priest of the Greek Orthodox Church of St Spyridon in Kingsford, and is an Associate Lecturer in Pastoral Theology and Practice at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College. Fr Steven actively promotes St Andrew's at his parish by scheduling a yearly 'Short Course in Orthodox Studies' in collaboration with the College, where faculty members are regularly invited to present lectures on a popular level. 


Very Rev. Constantine Varipatis
Lecturer in Pastoral Theology and Practice

The Very Rev. Constantine Varipatis is the parish priest of the Greek Orthodox Church of St Stylianos, Sts Peter and Paul, and St Gregory Palamas in Gymea (NSW), and is a Lecturer in Pastoral Theology and Practice at St Andrew's. As one of the college's first graduates, Fr Constantine actively promotes St Andrew's to both his congregation and youth fellowship, and supports its various initiatives.

Academic Classification: Lecturer, MTh Hons (SCD, 1993), BTh (SCD, 1990...

Dr Guy Freeland
Honorary Member of Faculty (1986-present)

Dr Guy Freeland is one of the longest-standing lecturers of St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, having taught various subjects including philosophy, iconography, and hermeneutics at the college since 1986. He has just retired from lecturing in Liturgical Studies. Dr Freeland is the founding editor of the college’s journal, Phronema (from 1986-1994), and has contributed to several college sub-committees in the development of units in various academic programs. In 2008, His...

Prof. Angelo Karantonis
Editor, Phronema

Angelo Karantonis is the editor of the St Andrew’s Theological College’s scholarly peer reviewed journal, Phronema. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Central Queensland University (CQU), having retired as an Associate Professor in Land Economics at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He is a property economist and taught in both undergraduate and post graduate and has published extensively in the discipline. He has...

Assoc. Prof. John A.L. Lee FAHA
Honorary Member of Faculty (1986-present)

Assoc. Prof. John A.L. Lee was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Greek, University of Sydney, in 1973 and retired as Senior Lecturer in 2001 during which time students of St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College studied New Testament Greek under his lectureship (1986-1999). He is the Chairman of the Committee on the Translation of Liturgical Texts, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia (1990-present), during which time several Church services has been published in bi-lingual...

His Grace Bishop Silouan of Sinope
Lecturer in Patristics

His Grace Bishop Silouan Fotineas graduated from Saint Andrew’s in 2001. In 2002 he was ordained to the priesthood in Brisbane and since 2006 he has been the parish priest of the Holy Monastery of Saint Nectarios in Adelaide. He is currently on the executive council of the South Australian Council of Churches and a board member of the Greek Welfare Centre S.A. His research interests include Patristics, Ecclesiology and Church History of Late Antiquity. On 19...

Dr Lydia Gore-Jones
Lecturer in Biblical Studies

Lydia Gore-Jones is Lecturer in Biblical Studies at St Andrew’s. Her doctoral thesis completed at Macquarie University dealt with two Jewish apocalyptic works as response to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple by the Romans in AD 70. She has taught subjects related to biblical history and Hebrew language at tertiary level. She had previously worked as radio journalist, translator, and teacher of English as a Second Language.

Qualifications: Bachelor of...