Fr Gerasimos completed studies at the universities of Sydney and Thessalonica. He is a lecturer in Church History at St Andrew's, specialising in the later Byzantine and post Byzantine periods. After tutelage in Byzantine Music under the late Demetrios Sourlantzis, Archon Music Teacher of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, he was appointed protopsaltis of the Church of St Theodora in Thessalonica. On his return to Australia, he co-founded the School of Byzantine Music under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Four years of school teaching at All Saints Grammar, Belmore, were followed in 2007 by ordination to the diaconate and then to the priesthood (in the same year). He serves as the parish priest of the Greek Orthodox Church of St George, Rose Bay (NSW).
Academic Classification: Lecturer, MTh (Thessalonica, 2005), DipByzMus (Thessalonica, 2002), MA (Sydney, 2000), BA (Sydney, 1998)
Employment Status: Sessional
Subject Area: Church History
Parish Website: http://www.stgeorgerosebay.org.au/
Articles in Refereed Journals
‘Koinonikon: The Liturgical Context of Holy Communion’ Phronema 21 (2006): 61-82.
St Gregory of Nyssa, St Andrew’s Patristic Symposium. SAGOTC Redfern, NSW; 31 August – 28 September, 2011.
St Gregory the Theologian or The Theology of Poetry, St Andrew’s Patristic Symposium, SAGOTC Redfern, NSW; 1 September – 6 October, 2010.
St Basil the Great: History, Theology and Perennial Significance, St Andrew’s Patristic Symposium, SAGOTC Redfern, NSW; 2 September – 7 October, 2009.
The Reign of Justinian and Theodora Conference, Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University; Sydney. 14 – 15 October, 2006.
The Church of the Twenty-First Century Encounters Theology, Academy of Theological Studies, Volos, Greece, 2002
Second International Conference on Byzantine Music, Thessalonica; 2004.
‘Sermon to Song: Transforming St Gregory’s Orations into Hymn’ St Andrew’s Patristic Symposium 2010 (SAGOTC, Redfern NSW; 8 September, 2010)
‘The Value of Psalmody in Church Worship According to St Basil’ St Andrew’s Patristic Symposium 2009 (SAGOTC, Redfern NSW; 23 September, 2009)
'The Justinianic Plague' The Reign of Justinian and Theodora Conference, Department of Ancient History (Macquarie University, Sydney; 14 – 15 October, 2006)
“Byzantine Music in Australia,” Second International Conference on Byzantine Music (Thessalonica; 2004)
‘Natural Disasters and the fall of Byzantium’ (in Greek), Annual Lecture Commemorating the Fall of Constantinople (1453), St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, (May) 2005
‘Byzantine Music’, Guest Presentation, Master of Arts Intensive Course Unit, St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, (Jan) 2004
‘The Koinonikon’, Greek Orthodox Church of All Saints, Belmore, (Aug) 2004