Faculty

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios Of Australia
Dean

Born in Heraklion, Crete, in 1973, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios (Griniezakis) of Australia completed his early education in Crete and in the Athens Rizarios Ecclesiastical School (1987-1990). He graduated from the Higher Ecclesiastical School of Athens and from the University of Athens, School of Theology.

He pursued graduate studies in the field of Christian Ethics at Boston University, School of Theology, where he earned the degree, Master of Sacred Theology (STM). He also...

His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim of Sevasteia
Lecturer in Liturgical Studies

His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim of Sevasteia is the 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 a deacon in 1975 and a 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 priest to the Metropolis of...

Dr Philip Kariatlis
Sub-Dean, Academic Director, Associate Professor of Theology (Systematic)

Dr Philip Kariatlis is Sub-Dean and Associate Professor of 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 as...

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 Basilios Psilacos
Associate Lecturer in Worship and Liturgy, and Instructor in Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music

After completing his Bachelor of Theology at St Andrew's in 1993, Basilios Psilacos continued his studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), from 1995-2000, where he received his Masters of Theology (Hons). The topic of his master’s dissertation was: “Τό Ασματικό Τυπικό στη μουσική χειρόγραφη παράδοση” (The Asmatic Ordo in the musical manuscript tradition), under the supervision of the late Liturgics Professor Ioannis Foundoulis. Whilst in Thessaloniki, he also...

Dr Margaret Beirne RSC
Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies

Sister Margaret Beirne is a Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College. After thirty years of teaching and administration in secondary education, Margaret went to École Biblique in Jerusalem in 1995 to begin research for a doctoral thesis on the Gospel according to St John. On her return to Sydney, she began lecturing at the Centre for Christian Spirituality, Randwick, while continuing to work on her doctoral thesis. In 2000, she graduated with a...

Rev. Alan Galt
Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology and Practice

Rev. Alan Galt has been lecturing in Pastoral Theology and Practice at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College since 1990. During this time he has educated and trained numerous undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of pastoral care, counselling, chaplaincy work, clinical pastoral education, mental health and aged care. In more recent years he has extended the curriculum of St Andrew's in the area of pastoral theology and practice and further developed the field education...

Ms Zorka Simich
Library Technician

Zorka Simich is a library technician and assistant to Mr Christopher Harvey at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College. Zorka catalogues resources and prepares them in order to allow items to be borrowed. As assistant, she helps in the maintaining of library records and various other tasks which in turn enables Mr Harvey to focus on the needs of faculty, students and the role of librarian.

Qualifications: DipLibInfoServ (TAFE, 2005)

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