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St Andrew's currently offers the following accredited programs: Bachelor of Theology (with an honours program available), Master of Arts, Master of Theology, and a Basic Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in Aged Care. Honours programs for the Master of Arts, Master of Theology, and doctoral programs can be undertaken through the Sydney College of Divinity.
==Brief History Prior to OpeningPreparations==*In the 1930s: , [[Metropolitan]] [[Timotheos (Evangelinidis) of Rhodes|Timotheos of Australia and New Zealand]] contemplates first contemplated the possibility of establishing a theological institution.*1950s: [[Ordination]]s of clergy take place in [[Orthodoxy in Australasia|Australasia]]. ; Metropolitan [[Theophylactos (Papathanasopoulos) of Australia and New Zealand|Theophylactos of Australia and New Zealand]] , amidst the local [[ordination]]s of clergy in the 1950s, considers possibility of establishing an ecclesiastical seminary.* Further development came in 1959: , when [[Archbishop ]] [[Ezekiel (Tsoukalas) of Pisidia|Ezekiel of Australia]] gives thought to establishing an ecclesiastical seminary. Appoints appointed a committee for the St Andrew's War Memorial Theological College Fund, which receives a donation from Sir Arthur George and Michael Papsalis; however. However, nothing comes of this, as it a local seminary is still out of the reach of the Greek Orthodox in Australia at that timeArchdiocese, and the donation is used to cover ongoing operating costs.*The beginnings of the College occured in earnest in 1975: , on the arrival of Archbishop [[Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia|Stylianos of Australia]], on arrival in Australia, focuses when he focused on establishing a tertiary theological college.* In January 1981 Jan: At , at the Fourth Clergy-Laity Congress, in Sydney, Archbishop Stylianos requests he requested and gains gained support for the beginning beginnings of a theological college.*In 1982: During , Archbishop Stylianos attempted to gain the official visit to Australia support of Constantine Karamanlis, president of Greecethen the Greek President, with financial contributions; however, Archbishop Stylianos asked help to establish a church seminary. Karamanlis asks for a feasibility study to be done this was blocked by the end of his visit. HoweverKaklamanis, then the Speaker of the House, A Kaklamanis, ignored, then rejected under the letter on the grounds belief that the Church should care for ecclesiastical educationthis, not rather than the government. In response<!-- probably Later, around 1984 -->, Archbishop Stylianos decided to reenergise renergised the St Andrew's Brotherhood, so that with all clergy, making annual donations, would set setting an example for the laity.* In May of 1984 May: , Archbishop Stylianos appoints appointed an interim committee to consider and suggest ways of beginning the college, College and to prepare the for curriculum.*1984 Dec: On receipt preparation; as a result, in December of the report same year, on recommendation of the interim that committee, three committees are were established (for building, administrative administration and academic)development.*The next year, in 1985: , Archbishop Stylianos sends letter sent letters to 1000 friends and acquaintances acquiantances asking for a $1000 donation. From this correspondnece $350,000 was raised and as a result of this allowed , allowing for the Archdiocese to make a deposit on a property in Caringbah for the financial benefit of the Theological College.:With In the same year, recognising that there were already enough academically qualified and already-lecturing Orthodox, Sir Arthur George signed an agreement at the 5th Fifth Clergy-Laity conference (, Brisbane) , to provide the funds for the first stage of development. The donation of for the College, donating $250,000 , which was used to renovate and modify buildings at the Archdiocese by , creating lecture rooms, dormitories for interstate students, an office, a library, and a common room.
==Timeline Since Opening==
*1986 Feb: With these preparations being completed, the College opens. in February 1986, in the presence of Metropolitan Maximos of Stavropoulis (, Dean of Halki) , and Premier the Hon. Neville Wran (NSW) are present, State Premier of New South Wales. Tuition is conducted for free, and is open to residential male students only. No fee is charged, and (by agreement) no wage is paid to with the lecturersdoing so voluntarily. The At this time, the Bachelor of Theology degree is a four-year degreeyears long, following the example set in line with equivalent degrees in Greece.*1987 (early): The first edition of Phronema, the College's annual theological review of the College, ''Phronema'', is published the next year, under the editorship of Dr Guy Freeland.*1995: Bp Seraphim becomes new The Sub-Dean of St Andrew's replacing the Reverend College in these early years was Rev. Dcn Dr [[DeaconJohn Chryssavgis]] Dr . In 1995, he was replaced by Bishop Seraphim. In November 1996, the College was visited by His All-Holiness Patriarch [[John ChryssavgisBartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople|Bartholomew]] who later served as Dean part of Holy Crosshis inaugural visit to Australia.*In the late 1990s (late): , The College changes later changed the structure of the Bachelor of Theology degree to a three-year degree (, in line with equivalent degrees in Australia) , with a compulsory fourth year of (either in honours or alterantive an alternative postgraduate work degree in pastoral theology and practice).*In June 2001 Jun: , the St Andrew's Orthodox Press was established to produce ''The Greek-Australian Vema'', the Archdiocesan newspaper . The goal of this press was to evenutally publish works of the Archdiocesefaculty members, with something began to be done after the long-term view May 2005 employment of a publishing works of the facultydirector.*In 2004 Jan: , St Andrew's begins began to offer two intensive course units every semester for all members of the public, towards the fulfillment of any one of three for postgraduate awards accredited through the Sydney College of Divinity: Graduate Certificate (after four units. In 2005, the equivalent of one semester's full-time study); Graduate Diploma (after 8 units); and Masters of Arts (after 12 units).*2005 Feb: [[School of Byzantine Music (SAGOTC)|School of Byzantine Music]] was established under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and of Australia and St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological the College.::May: St Andrew The College celebrated it's Orthodox Press employs Publishing Director.*2006 Feb: College celebrates its 20th anniversary in February 2006 with an alumni reunion, an official dinner, and the celebration of the Divine Liturgy , presided by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos , along with Assistant Bishops his assistant bishops and ordained alumni.* In 2008 Apr: Book launch of "The Infallibility of the Church in Orthodox Theology" (, Archbishop Stylianos' 1965 doctoral dissertation was published jointly by ATF Press / and St Andrew's Orthodox Press) written originally in Greek as a doctoral dissertation by Archimandrite Stylianos Harkianakis (1965) for the University of Athens and now , translated into English by [[Philip Kariatlis]].
**Bilingual booklet in March 2006 of the Vema, ''Η Θεολογικη Σχολη του Αποστολου Ανδρεου''.
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