Recent graduate of the College, George Vrionis, was ordained to the holy diaconate by His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias on Sunday 9 March at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Redfern (NSW).

Patristic Symposium Keynote Topics

The keynote topics for this year's Patristic Symposium have been revealed!

Professor Paul M. Blowers (Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Johnson City TN USA)
     Topic: "The Cappadocian Fathers and the Legacy of Alexandrian Biblical Interpretation"

Dr Bronwen Neil, FAHA (Australian Catholic University, Brisbane QLD)
     Topic: "From Alexandria to Cappadocia and Back Again via Rome?"

Patristic Profile: St Gregory of Nyssa

Upon his second visit to St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College in September 2014, Professor Paul M. Blowers (Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Johnson City TN USA), one of the keynote speakers at this year's symposium, will be delivering lectures for the following course unit on St Gregory of Nyssa coordinated by the Very Revd Dr Doru Costache.

Lectures for T9684A Patristic Profile: St Gregory of Nyssa

2014 Opening Doxology Service

On February 27, St Andrew’s Theological College commenced the new academic year with its annual Doxology Service in the College Chapel of St John the Evangelist and Theologian. The service was officiated by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, together with His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias and His Grace Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis. At the conclusion of the service, His Eminence welcomed the Very Revd Abbot Fr Eusebios of Pantanassa Monastery along with all faculty members and students of the College.


Emeritus Professor Markos Orphanos, distinguished scholar of Patristic Theology at the University of Athens, slept in the Lord on December 29th, 2013, and was buried in the city of Kalamata (Greece), not far from his birthplace of Koroni.

Cappadocian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal

Cappadocian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal, the harvest of St Andrew’s Patristic Symposia on Sts Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and Gregory of Nyssa, has just been released.

Professional Development Seminar for School Teachers and Staff

St Andrew’s hosted a professional development day for the teachers and staff of the Greek Orthodox co-education private schools in Sydney: St Spyridon College (Kingsford), All Saints Grammar (Belmore) and St Euphemia College (Bankstown). In front of an audience of around 170 people, the event was opened by the College’s Sub-Dean, His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias, and featured presentations by Revd Fr Leslie Kostoglou, Dr Guy Freeland, Dr Philip Kariatlis, and Anastasios Kalogerakis.

Adult Faith Education Open Learning Seminar

The Adult Faith Education Open Learning Seminar, 'A Creed to Live By,' took place at the Greek Orthodox Church of Sts Constantine and Helen, Perth, to an appreciative audience of 50 people.

Windows to Orthodoxy eBook now available

Dr Guy Freeland's book Windows to Orthodoxy is now available as an eBook for only $5.00. To order, please download the form from the following link on the St Andrew's Orthodox Press website.

Kogarah Fellowship Lecture

The Very Revd Dr Doru Costache offered a three-part lecture for the Fellowship of the Resurrection of Our Lord Greek Orthodox Parish, Kogarah, under the following headings: 'Science and Theology: Patristic Insights' (11 Nov); 'The Worldview of the Fathers and the Cosmological Paradigms' (18 Nov); 'Two Anthropological Standpoints - Is there a Midpoint?' (25 Nov).