Public Lecture by Revd Dr George Parsenios

The College was honoured to host a public lecture by Father George L. Parsenios on 29 June entitled “St John Chrysostom and Jesus as the Adaptable Good Shepherd in the Fourth Gospel”. Father George is Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary (New Jersey), and Sessional Professor of New Testament at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (New York). His teaching and research explore the interaction of early Christianity with classical literature, as well as the interpretation of the New Testament in the early church.

7th International Conference on Orthodox Church Music

From 6-11 June, more than 60 scholars, composers, chanters and musicologists from 17 countries around the world joined members of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music (ISOCM) in Finland for the 7th Conference on Orthodox Music. Over 30 conference presentations explored a variety of topics related to the conference theme of “Liturgy and Music.”


Graduation Event

On 1 April, students of St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College took part in the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) Graduation Ceremony which brought together approximately 600 attendees and distinguished guests. In the Great Hall of the University of Sydney, along with approximately 100 other graduates from the fellow member institutions of the SCD, they were conferred their respective degrees and awards by the President of the SCD, Mr Peter King.

Theology Symposium 2017 - Call for Papers

It is with great pleasure that the St Andrew’s Planning Committee invites all those interested in presenting a paper at the 2017 St Andrew’s Second Theology Symposium, to submit the title of their proposed presentation, together with an abstract of 250 - 300 words by 15June, 2017. The Symposium will be centred around the Mystery of the Trinity: Implications for Everyday Living.

Doxology to Mark the Commencement of the New Academic Year

Today, St Andrew’s Theological College commenced its thirty-second academic year with its annual Doxology Service in the College Chapel of St John the Evangelist and Theologian. The service was officiated by the Dean, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. At the conclusion of the service, His Eminence welcomed the Sub-Dean, His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias, the faculty members, students and all guests in attendance especially those who have held a longstanding association with the College since its earliest years: The Very Rev.

Prestigious Scholar Fr John Behr to deliver Patristics Lectures

St Andrew’s is pleased to announce that the renowned Orthodox scholar, the Very Revd Dr John Behr, will be presenting two series of lectures in Patristics from 10 - 20 August, 2017.



College graduate, Deacon Dimitri Papaikonomou (BTh, 2007), was ordained to the holy priesthood by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia on Sunday 22 January at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Redfern (NSW). Father Dimitri had served as the personal deacon to His Eminence for more than seven years. He now serves as the assistant parish priest atthe Greek Orthodox Church of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene, in Liverpool (NSW).

Elevation to Oikonomos

On Tuesday 17 January, College graduate Fr Sotirios Papafilopoulos (BTh '03) was elevated to the office of Oikonomos by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia (College Dean) at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery Church of St Athanasios (Rookwood Cemetery, NSW) during the Service of Great Vespers. Fr Sotirios currently serves as the parish priest of the Greek Orthodox Church of St Paraskeve and St Barbara in Blacktown 

Elevation to Oikonomos

On Monday 26 December, College graduate Fr Stavros Ivanos (BTh '04) was elevated to the office of Oikonomos by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia (College Dean) at the Greek Orthodox Church of St Stephanos (Hurlstone Park, NSW) during the Service of Great Vespers. Fr Stavros has served as the parish priest of this church for six years.