News & Events

3 January 2022
Ordination On Saturday 1 January, College alumnus, Nicholas Carmona Torres (BTh, 2021), was ordained to the holy diaconate by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios at the Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas (Marrickville, NSW). Deacon Nicholas was born and raised in Mexico before moving to Australia and...
21 December 2021
Faculty Promotions St Andrew's congratulates Dr Margaret Beirne RSC, who was promoted by the Classification and Promotions Committee of the Sydney College of Divinity from 'Senior Lecturer' to 'Associate Professor' in Biblical Studies, and Deacon Dr Mario Baghos, who was promoted from 'Lecturer' to 'Senior Lecturer'...
13 December 2021
Open Day 2021 With the goal of promoting St Andrew’s to prospective students as well as informing the broader public abouts its latest initiatives, the College held its Open Day on 10 December at its premises in Redfern. His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, College Dean and Primate of the Greek...
13 December 2021
Ordination On 12 December, College Librarian, Dr Chris Baghos, was ordained to the holy diaconate by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios at the Greek Orthodox Church of St Spyridon (Kingsford, NSW). His Grace Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis and His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis concelebrated with His...
6 December 2021
Leadership in Times of Crisis in Byzantium From 3–5 December, Macquarie University hosted a conference on Leadership in Times of Crisis in the Later Roman Empire: The Fifth Century and Beyond. As part of the event our Faculty Member, Dr Andrew Mellas, presented a paper on the Justinianic Plague in Constantinople, exploring how the hymns of...
3 December 2021
Guest Lecture by Faculty Member On 30 November, Dr Mario Baghos (Lecturer in Patristics and Church History) gave a talk for Kogarah Orthodox Youth (KOY) entitled 'Are we Living in the End Times? Navigating through Theories and Anxieties.' Attached is an image of the flyer.
3 December 2021
Publication by Faculty Member Our Faculty Member, Dr Andrew Mellas, recently published a paper in a volume of Studia Patristica: ‘Performing the Symphony of Salvation: Liturgical Mysticism in the Hymns of Romanos the Melodist’. The publication follows a paper on the same topic that Dr Mellas presented at the 2019...
1 December 2021
Guest Lecture by Faculty Member At the invitation of the Very Revd Father Steven Scoutas, on 23 November Dr Mario Baghos, Lecturer in Patristics and Church History, delivered a talk entitled 'A Sacred Vision of Constantinople' for the Orthodox Renewal Series of St Spyridon Parish of South-East Sydney, Kingsford.
26 November 2021
Roundtable on Liturgy and the Emotions in Byzantium The Society of Biblical Literature invited our Faculty Member, Dr Andrew Mellas, to be part of a Roundtable on Liturgy and the Emotions in Byzantium at their 2021 Annual Conference in San Antonio (21 November). Moderated by Professor Andrew Krause and with contributions from Professor Erin Galgay...
19 November 2021
New Publication by Faculty Member Dr Mario Baghos' (Lecturer in Patristics and Church History) new book 'From the Ancient Near East to Christian Byzantium: Kings, Symbols, and Cities' (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021), which comprises a diachronic and cross-cultural analysis of religious symbolism in cities culminating in...

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