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2015 Student Retreat

On 4 and 5 November 2015, a number of our students took part in a retreat at Stanwell Tops, NSW. The retreat provided them ample opportunity to bond in a more relaxed setting, enjoying various outdoor activities despite the strange weather.

On the first day of the retreat, the students were honoured by the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia (College Dean).

Public Lecture by Dr Mario Baghos

On Tuesday 3 November 2015, Dr Mario Baghos (Associate Lecturer in Church History) delivered a lecture at the 'Short Course in Orthodox Studies' hosted for the twenty-sixth year in a row by the Greek Orthodox Parish of St Spyridon (Kingsford NSW). The lecture was entitled 'Icons - Windows to Heaven'.

For details on the upcoming lectures in the course, see the flyer.

Guest Lecture by Professor Garry Trompf

On Wednesday October 14 the College was pleased to host Emeritus Professor Garry W. Trompf, FAHA (Studies in Religion, the University of Sydney) as a guest speaker for H7230A Byzantium: Empire of New Rome.


On Sunday 11 October 2015, the Philoptochos and Committee of the Greek Orthodox Parish of Sts Raphael, Nicholas and Irene (Liverpool NSW) hosted a luncheon in order to create awareness of and to support St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College.

Alexandrian Legacy Book Launch on Twitter

Many thanks to Cambridge Scholars Publishing for posting our news item on the Book Launch on twitter.

Guest Lecture by Mr Andrew Mellas

On Tuesday 13 October, St Andrew’s was pleased to host Mr Andrew Mellas, PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney and good friend of the College, for H8530A Byzantine Studies.

Alexandrian Legacy Book Launch

On 9 October, 2015 Alexandrian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015), edited by Protopresbyter Dr Doru Costache, Dr Philip Kariatlis, and Dr Mario Baghos, was officially launched by

St Andrew's Inaugural Theology Symposium

From 9-10 October St Andrew’s was pleased to host its inaugural Theology Symposium on the theme ‘The Earth is the Lord's: Environmental Theology and Ethics,’ convened by Professor Jim Harrison (Director of Research, SCD) and Dr Philip Kariatlis (Academic Director and Senior Lecturer i

Guest Lecture by Dr Guy Freeland

On Wednesday 7 October, St Andrew’s was privileged to host one of the founding faculty members of the College, Dr Guy Freeland, for H7230A Byzantium: Empire of New Rome. At the invitation of Dr Mario Baghos (Associate Lecturer in Church History), Dr Freeland gave an insightful lecture on Byzantine Art and Architecture, with a special emphasis on the emperor Justinian’s architectural projects. The following are reflections by Dr Baghos:

Phronema, Volume 30:2 (2015) now available!

The latest edition of Phronema, volume 30:2 (2015), is now available. It features seven articles based on papers delivered at the 2014 Patristic Symposium 'From Alexandria to Cappadocia and Back Again' by: Prof. Paul M. Blowers, Assoc. Prof.