Faculty

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)

Rev. Gerasimos Koutsouras
Lecturer in Church History

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...

Mr Anthony Papantoniou
Associate Lecturer in Theology (Patristic Studies)

Anthony Papantoniou is a graduate of St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, receiving his Bachelor of Theology in 2001. Anthony continued postgraduate studies in Theology graduating from the Sydney College of Divinity with a Master of Theology in 2002 and a Master of Theology with Honours in 2008. He is a doctoral research student in the department of Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney, exploring the historical development of the principle of theandricity in Byzantine...

Very Rev. Steven Scoutas
Associate Lecturer in Pastoral Theology and Practice

The Very Rev. Steven Scoutas is the parish priest of the Greek Orthodox Church of St Spyridon in Kingsford, and is an Associate Lecturer in Pastoral Theology and Practice at St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College. Fr Steven actively promotes St Andrew's at his parish by scheduling a yearly 'Short Course in Orthodox Studies' in collaboration with the College, where faculty members are regularly invited to present lectures on a popular level. 

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Very Rev. Constantine Varipatis
Lecturer in Pastoral Theology and Practice

The Very Rev. Constantine Varipatis is the parish priest of the Greek Orthodox Church of St Stylianos, Sts Peter and Paul, and St Gregory Palamas in Gymea (NSW), and is a Lecturer in Pastoral Theology and Practice at St Andrew's. As one of the college's first graduates, Fr Constantine actively promotes St Andrew's to both his congregation and youth fellowship, and supports its various initiatives.

Academic Classification: Lecturer, MTh Hons (SCD, 1993), BTh (SCD, 1990...

Dr Guy Freeland
Honorary Member of Faculty (1986-present)

Dr Guy Freeland is one of the longest-standing lecturers of St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, having taught various subjects including philosophy, iconography, and hermeneutics at the college since 1986. He has just retired from lecturing in Liturgical Studies. Dr Freeland is the founding editor of the college’s journal, Phronema (from 1986-1994), and has contributed to several college sub-committees in the development of units in various academic programs. In 2008, His...

Prof. Angelo Karantonis
Editor, Phronema

Angelo Karantonis is the editor of the St Andrew’s Theological College’s scholarly peer reviewed journal, Phronema. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Central Queensland University (CQU), having retired as an Associate Professor in Land Economics at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He is a property economist and taught in both undergraduate and post graduate and has published extensively in the discipline. He has...

Assoc. Prof. John A.L. Lee FAHA
Honorary Member of Faculty (1986-present)

Assoc. Prof. John A.L. Lee was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Greek, University of Sydney, in 1973 and retired as Senior Lecturer in 2001 during which time students of St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College studied New Testament Greek under his lectureship (1986-1999). He is the Chairman of the Committee on the Translation of Liturgical Texts, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia (1990-present), during which time several Church services has been published in bi-lingual...

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