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3rd Theology Symposium 2019

We are delighted to announce that our next Theology Symposium will be held on Friday and Saturday, 20 and 21 September 2019

The 3rd Theology Symposium title is: The Importance of Christology for the 21st Century


The Symposium Planning Committee is pleased to invite all those interested in presenting a paper at the 2019 St Andrew’s Third Theology Symposium, 'The Importance of Christology for the 21st Century', to submit the title of their proposed presentation, together with an abstract of 250-300 words by 15 July 2019.

The proposal should also be accompanied by the following contact details: a) title, b) name, c) institutional affiliation, d) postal address, e) contact number, and f) email address.

Autumn Residential School Program for Distance Students

The College welcomed a number of its distance education students to the Redfern campus this week for the residential school program. These students took the opportunity to experience the campus and meet with their lecturers and with their fellow students. Pictured here are students attending the 'Introduction to Theology' class with their lecturer, Dr Philip Kariatlis.

Doxology Services to Mark the Commencement of the New Academic Year

[Group photo following the Doxology Service in Redfern]

St Andrew’s Theological College commenced its thirty-fourth academic year with its traditional annual Doxology Service in the Chapel of St John the Evangelist and Theologian, but also with a Doxology Service at the Holy Monastery of ‘Axion Estin’ in Northcote, Victoria, to celebrate a new initiative: the beginning of facilitation classes in theology for distance education students residing in Melbourne.


On Sunday 17 February, Faculty member and College graduate, Anthony Papantoniou (BTh, 2001, MTh, 2001, MTh Hons, 2008) was ordained to the holy diaconate by His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos (NSW). He was also bestowed with the name ‘Amphilochios’ by His Grace, in honour of Saint Amphilochios (Makris) of Patmos (1989-1970) who was canonised by the Ecumenical Patriarchate on 29 August 2018.

2019 Professional Development For Teachers









Today the College hosted its sixth annual professional development day for the teachers and staff of the Greek Orthodox schools in Sydney: St Spyridon College (Kingsford), All Saints Grammar (Belmore) and St Euphemia College (Bankstown).

Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association

The Inaugural Conference of the  International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) was held in Iasi, Romania on 9-12 January, 2019. The broad aims of IOTA include the promotion of international exchange of knowledge about the Orthodox faith and of pan-Orthodox unity.

Classes in Theological Studies to begin in Melbourne in 2019

The College is pleased to announce that it will introduce “facilitation classes” in Melbourne as of early February 2019. This is a new endeavour by the College as an outreach to residents of Melbourne (and those across Victoria) who might be interested to engage with part time theological studies but who cannot attend lectures on campus in Sydney.

Evening Symposium on Byzantine Hymnody

The College was honoured to host the visiting Orthodox scholar and Athonite monk, Fr Damaskinos (Jaakko Olkinuora) of Xenophontos Monastery, on 19 August for an evening symposium on the theme “Byzantine Hymnody: Past, Present and Future”.