St Andrew's Faculty & Staff



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...


Associate Professor Philip Kariatlis

Academic Director, Associate Professor of Theology (Systematic)

Dr Philip Kariatlis is Academic Director 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 ...


Revd Father Anastasios Kalogerakis

Father 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...


Faculty - Full Time

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Very 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,...

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

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Sr Dr Margaret Beirne RSC

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies (New Testament)

Sister Margaret Beirne is Associate Professor of 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...

Revd 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...

Dr Lydia Gore-Jones

Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies (Old Testament)

Lydia Gore-Jones is Senior 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.


Faculty - 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 Theology (Patristic Studies)

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...

Very Revd Professor John Behr

Adjunct Professor of Theology (Patristic Studies)

Prior to holding the Regius Chair in Humanity at the University of Aberdeen, Very Revd Professor Behr spent twenty-five years teaching at St Vladimir’s Seminary in New York, where he also served as Dean for a decade. He has taught at other schools in the US, such as Harvard Divinity and Fordham University, and as the Metropolitan Kallistos Chair of Orthodox Theology at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam...

Revd Dr Demetrios Bathrellos

Lecturer in Theology (Patristic Studies)

Fr Demetrios Bathrellos is a Sessional Lecturer in Theology (Patristic Theology) at St Andrew's. After taking two undergraduate degrees, in Classics and Theology from the University of Athens, Fr Demetrios studied Systematic Theology at King’s College London, from which he received his PhD in 2001. He has published widely in Patristics and Systematic Theology, mostly in English and Greek, and has taught at several academic institutions around the world...

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...

Sophia Theodoratos

Associate Lecturer in Biblical Studies (New Testament)

Sophia Theodoratos is an Associate Lecturer in New Testament at St Andrew’s. She is a graduate of the St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York, where she obtained a Master of Theology and a Master of Arts (General Theological Studies). Her studies focused on the Gospel of John, and the glory of a human being coming to see and believe in Christ, and worship in spirit and truth. Her doctoral work explores...

Dimitri Kepreotes

Lecturer in Theology (Patristic Studies)




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...

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 Revd Father Christophoros Krikelis


Very Revd Fr Christophoros Krikelis graduated from St Andrew’s in 2020. In his third year of studies (2019) he was ordained to the diaconate and appointed as the personal secretary of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios. Upon completion of his studies...

Revd Father Irenaeus Triantis

Registry & IT Officer

Revd Father Irenaeus Triantis graduated from St Andrew's in 2017. He was appointed Registry & IT Officer in 2019 and ordained to the diaconate in 2020...


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.