2015 Daily Scripture Reading Guide

The Daily Scripture Reading Guide is prepared by St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College each year. It may be used freely in electronic and print forms. This lectionary is intended as a general guide for personal use. It is not intended for liturgical use except for Sundays as well as major feast days of our Lord Jesus Christ and of Mary the Theotokos.

Inaugural Theology Symposium

St Andrew's is delighted to announce the date, theme and keynote speaker of its Inaugural Theology Symposium, convened by Dr Philip Kariatlis (Academic Director and Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology).

The theme of the Symposium will be 'The Earth is the Lord's: Environmental Theology and Ethics'. 

Upcoming Public Seminar

On Tuesday 21 April 2015 (6:00-9:00pm), a public seminar on the theme 'Dreaming in the Ascetic and Philosophical Traditions of Late Antiquity' will take place as part of the course unit T8581A Church Fathers: An Introduction, offered by Protopresbyter Dr Doru Costache.

Upcoming Public Lectures

On Monday 23 February 2015 and Monday 9 March 2015, Protopresbyter Dr Doru Costache (Senior Lecturer in Patristic Studies) will offer two Lenten talks for the Kogarah Parish Youth Fellowship.
The first talk will be on the topic: 'The Gymnastics of Relenting, Holism and the Orthodox Ascetic Experience.' It will deal with aspects of asceticism, spiritual reflection and prayer.

Educational Trip in June 2015

From Thursday 4 June 2015 until Saturday 20 June 2015, two of our graduates, the Very Revd Archimandrite Elpidios Karalis (BTh '04, MA '05) and Dr Dimitri Kepreotes (BTh '92, MTh '01), will be conducting an overseas tour on the theme 'Journey of St Paul and Classical Greece'. The tour will consist of visits to the major Christian and classical sites of Greece and Constantinople, as well as a special audience with His All Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.

Elevation to Protopresbyter

On Saturday 17 January 2015, College graduate Fr John Grillis (BTh ‘1990), was elevated to the office of Protopresbyter by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia (College Dean) at the Greek Orthodox Cemetery Church of St Athanasios (Rookwood NSW), where he also serves as the appointed priest.

New YouTube Videos

Twenty new snippet videos have been added to the St Andrew’s YouTube Channel. These videos feature the following friends and guests of the College discussing a range of interesting topics (incl. early Celtic monasticism, the mysticism and scriptural interpretation of the Cappadocian Fathers, the Alexandrian and Cappadocian estimation of dreams, and the Ecclesiastical Music Reform of 1814): Prof. Jonathan Wooding, Prof.

Public Lecture

On Thursday 4 December 2014, Dr Philip Kariatlis (Academic Director & Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology) delivered the keynote address at the Annual Speech Day of All Saints Grammar (Belmore NSW). In his address he presented some thoughts on an Orthodox understanding of ‘values’ and analysed the uniqueness of pedagogy when undertaken from a Greek Orthodox perspective.

18th Australian Association for Byzantine Studies Conference

On 28-30 November 2014, the 18th Australian Association for Byzantine Studies Conference was held at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. The topic of the conference was Byzantine Culture in Translation.