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Classes in Theological Studies to begin in Melbourne in 2019

The College is pleased to announce that it will introduce “facilitation classes” in Melbourne as of early February 2019. This is a new endeavour by the College as an outreach to residents of Melbourne (and those across Victoria) who might be interested to engage with part time theological studies but who cannot attend lectures on campus in Sydney.

Evening Symposium on Byzantine Hymnody

The College was honoured to host the visiting Orthodox scholar and Athonite monk, Fr Damaskinos (Jaakko Olkinuora) of Xenophontos Monastery, on 19 August for an evening symposium on the theme “Byzantine Hymnody: Past, Present and Future”.

Ordination

On Sunday 12 August, College graduate, Deacon Goran Jovcic (BTh, 1999) was ordained to the holy priesthood by His Grace Bishop Nikandros of Doryleon at the Greek Orthodox Church of St George in Thebarton (SA). He was also bestowed with the name ‘Gregory’ by His Grace.

Ordination

On Sunday 20 May, College graduate, Deacon John Frangos (GradDipA, 2016) was ordained to the holy priesthood by His Grace Bishop Ezekiel of Derbe at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos in North Altona (VIC). Fr John will serve as an auxiliary priest in suburban and rural parishes within Victoria in accordance with the pastoral needs of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

Elevation to Oikonomos

On Sunday 13 May, College graduate Fr Stavros Karvelas (BTh, 2000) was elevated to the office of Oikonomos by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. This conferral took place at the Greek Orthodox Parish of St Therapon (Thornleigh, NSW) during the Vespers for the Patronal Feast Day at which His Eminence presided. The Parish of St Therapon was established by His Eminence in 2006 and Fr Stavros was appointed as its first parish priest.

2018 Graduation Events

On Friday 13 April, the Thanksgiving Service for Graduates of St Andrew’s Theological College was celebrated in the Cathedral of the Annunciation (Redfern, NSW). The evening’s proceedings began with a Doxological Service chanted by faculty members and students. His Eminence Archbishop STYLIANOS of Australia, as Dean, recited a benediction over the graduates and conferred them with the College's Ecclesiastical Certificate.

Opening of the Academic Year 2018

Today marked the official opening of the academic year at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College in Sydney. A Doxology Service was celebrated in the College Chapel of St John the Evangelist and Theologian by the Dean, His Eminence Archbishop STYLIANOS of Australia, among faculty members, staff, alumni, students and guests.

After welcoming everyone His Eminence reflected briefly on the task of theology within the Church and the College, mentioning also the following:

Talk entitled ‘Fasting and Great Lent' by Dr. Philip Kariatlis

On Saturday 24 February, 2018, Dr Philip Kariatlis (Academic Director, Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology) delivered a talk entitled ‘ Fasting and Great Lent' at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles (Newcastle NSW) as one of the

2018 Patristic Symposium

We are delighted to announce that our next Patristic Symposium will be held on Friday and Saturday, 24 and 25 August 2018

The 2018 Patristic Symposium title is: Saint Irenaeus of Lyons: History, Theology & Significance of the Apologists

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