Faculty

His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia
Dean and Professor in Theology (Systematic)

His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos (Harkianakis) is primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and Dean and Founder (in 1986) of St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, Sydney, where he continually lectures in Systematic Theology. He is also a recognized essayist and poet, having published more than 40 collections of poetry (all of these in Greek and some translated bilingual editions). For his outstanding contribution to European culture, he received the prestigious...

His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias
Sub-Dean and Lecturer in Liturgical Studies

His Grace Bishop Seraphim is assistant bishop to His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos and Sub-Dean of St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College. After attending and studying Theology at the University of Salonika, he continued with post-graduate studies at the faculty of Practical Theology at the same University. He was ordained deacon in 1975 and priest at the end of the same year, serving for four years at the Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain before being appointed as parish...

Dr Philip Kariatlis
Academic Director, Senior Lecturer in Theology (Systematic)

Dr Philip Kariatlis is Academic Director and Senior Lecturer in Theology at St Andrew's. After taking an undergraduate degree in Theology from St Andrew's, he graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Arts, majoring in Modern Greek. He received a Master of Theology and a doctorate from the Sydney College of Divinity, where he studied under Professor Gerard Kelly. His doctorate was in the area of ecclesiology where he examined the notion of koinonia ...

Very Rev. Dr Doru Costache
Senior Lecturer in Theology (Patristic Studies)

Born in January 1967, on the day of St Gregory of Nyssa, and soon after baptised in a church of the Ascension, I was educated in Romania, in my hometown, Bucharest, first in the public system for ten years (1973-1983), then in the ecclesiastical system, for five more years of highschool (Radu Voda Seminary; graduated in 1988), followed by four years as an undergraduate student (University of Bucharest; graduated in 1993). I made my first step in the world of the Fathers by writing a BTh...

Very Rev. Archimandrite Sophronios Konidaris
Chaplain

Very Rev. Archimandrite Sophronios Konidaris graduated from St Andrew’s in 2002. In his second year of studies (1999) he was ordained to the diaconate and appointed as the personal deacon of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, a position he retained throughout his studies. He was elevated to the office of archdeacon in 2001, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2006. Upon the completion of his undergraduate degree he was appointed chaplain of St Andrew’s, where he oversees the spiritual and...

Mr Anastasios Kalogerakis
Registrar

Anastasios Kalogerakis has served as the Registrar of the College since January 2000. He is responsible for all of the various aspects of student administration, including student enrolments, academic records and the processing of student results in course components. The Registrar liases on behalf of students with committees of both St Andrew’s and the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) as well as with personnel of the other member institutions of the Sydney College of Divinity. In...

Mr Christopher Harvey
Librarian

Christopher Harvey has worked as the Librarian at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College since May 1997. Prior to this he worked at various branch libraries at the University of Sydney (Dentistry, Education, Law).  While undertaking his Library diploma Chris worked as a casual Library Assistant at South Sydney Council.
Chris oversees the circulation of issued and returned books, the re-shelving of books, acquisitions, the ongoing development of an in-house journal catalogue,...

Mr Chris Baghos
IT and Registry Officer

Chris Baghos serves as the IT and Registry Officer of St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, where he is also completing postgraduate coursework. He currently administers this website, in addition to the College’s online learning platform (Moodle), social media and wireless LAN. He also assists the Registrar with student administration, and manages the distribution of the College's journal, Phronema.

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Mr Mario Baghos
Associate Lecturer in Church History

After completing a Bachelor of Theology degree at St Andrew's, Mario Baghos graduated from the College in 2009. For excellence in his undergraduate studies, he was the recipient of two academic awards from the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD). In 2010, he graduated from the Bachelor of Theology Honours program, upon which he received another SCD award for his thesis on 'Eusebius [of Caesarea's] Eschatology of Replacement in Relation to his view of the Christian Emperor.' In the same year he...

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