St Andrew's Faculty & Staff

 
 
 
 
 


Dean

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios Of Australia

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...


Sub-Dean

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 ...


 

Faculty - Full Time

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Registrar

Mr Anastasios Kalogerakis

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...


Revd Father Anastasios Bozikis

Associate Lecturer in Church History

Father Anastasios Bozikis lectures in Church History at St Andrew's. He graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Queensland and moved to Sydney the following year to study Theology at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College where, in 1995, he graduated with a Bachelor of Theology.  He received the degree of Master of Theology with Merit from the University in Sydney in 1997 while teaching Religion and other subjects at St. Spyridon College High School,...


Lecturer in Theology (Patristics) and Church History

Dr Mario Baghos is Lecturer in Theology (Patristics) and Church History at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College (Sydney College of Divinity). He is a Research Fellow for the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology (PaCT) and Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Theology in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt University. Dr Baghos has a PhD in Studies in Religion from the University of Sydney (2015). He has coordinated, lectured, and tutored in subjects relating to...


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...


 

Faculty - Part-time, Sessional & Honorary

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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...


His Eminence Metropolitan Basilios
(Antiochian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Phillipines)

Lecturer in Christian Spirituality

 

 

 

 


His Grace Bishop Silouan of Sinope

Lecturer in Patristics

His Grace Bishop Silouan Fotineas graduated from Saint Andrew’s in 2001. In 2002 he was ordained to the priesthood in Brisbane and since 2006 he has been the parish priest of the Holy Monastery of Saint Nectarios in Adelaide. He is currently on the executive council of the South Australian Council of Churches and a board member of the Greek Welfare Centre S.A. His research interests include Patristics, Ecclesiology and Church History of Late Antiquity. On the...


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...


Rev. Kyrillos Zisis

Lecturer in New Testament Greek

 

 

 

 

 


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...


Dr Andrew Mellas

Senior Lecturer in Church History and Liturgical Studies

Andrew Mellas is Senior Lecturer in Byzantine History & Liturgical Studies at St Andrew's. In 2018, he completed a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney on the emotion of compunction in Byzantium. Andrew has published various chapters and articles on the history of Byzantium, liturgics and hymnody in peer-reviewed publications and journals, as well as presenting papers on these subjects at international conferences. He is also a member of the Australian Byzantine Choir...


Rev. Amphilohios Papantoniou

Associate Lecturer in Theology (Patristic Studies)

Revd Fr Amphilohios 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...


Very Rev. Professor John Behr

Professor in Patristics

 

 

 

 

 


Dr Lydia Gore-Jones

Lecturer in Biblical Studies

Lydia Gore-Jones is Lecturer in Biblical Studies at St Andrew’s. Her doctoral thesis completed at Macquarie University dealt with two Jewish apocalyptic works as response to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple by the Romans in AD 70. She has taught subjects related to biblical history and Hebrew language at tertiary level. She had previously worked as radio journalist, translator, and teacher of English as a Second Language.


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.


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. 


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...


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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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 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,...


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.