Third Halki Summit

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew recently hosted the 3rd Halki Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, from 31 May to 3 June. Amongst the fifty delegates from more than forty religious institutions, St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College was also represented by Mr Basilios Psilacos.

Our New Archbishop of Australia

St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College joyfully welcomed the news of the election by the Holy Synod of our Ecumenical Patriarchate on 9 May 2019 of Bishop Makarios (Griniezakis) of Christoupolis as our new Archbishop of Australia.

Eulogy for the late Archbishop Stylianos

Eulogy for the late Archbishop Stylianos by Dr Philip Kariatlis (Academic Director, Senior Lecturer in Theology) on behalf of St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College.

Listen to the eulogy here.

Our College Dean, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, reposes in the Lord


Archbishop Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia, Founding Dean, St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College (1935 – 2019).

With deep sadness, but with unfailing hope in the Resurrection, we announce the repose in the Lord of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, of thrice blessed memory, Founding Dean of St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, during the late afternoon of 25 March, the Great Feast Day of the Annunciation of the Theotokos.


On Sunday 17 March, College graduate, Michel Nahas (BTh, 2017) was ordained to the holy diaconate by His Eminence Metropolitan Basilios (Kodseie) of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines at St George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Redfern (NSW). He was also bestowed with the name ‘Theophan’ after Saint Theophan the Recluse.


The Symposium Planning Committee is pleased to invite all those interested in presenting a paper at the 2019 St Andrew’s Third Theology Symposium, 'The Importance of Christology for the 21st Century', to submit the title of their proposed presentation, together with an abstract of 250-300 words by 15 July 2019.

The proposal should also be accompanied by the following contact details: a) title, b) name, c) institutional affiliation, d) postal address, e) contact number, and f) email address.

Autumn Residential School Program for Distance Students

The College welcomed a number of its distance education students to the Redfern campus this week for the residential school program. These students took the opportunity to experience the campus and meet with their lecturers and with their fellow students. Pictured here are students attending the 'Introduction to Theology' class with their lecturer, Dr Philip Kariatlis.

Doxology Services to Mark the Commencement of the New Academic Year

[Group photo following the Doxology Service in Redfern]

St Andrew’s Theological College commenced its thirty-fourth academic year with its traditional annual Doxology Service in the Chapel of St John the Evangelist and Theologian, but also with a Doxology Service at the Holy Monastery of ‘Axion Estin’ in Northcote, Victoria, to celebrate a new initiative: the beginning of facilitation classes in theology for distance education students residing in Melbourne.