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Brief History Prior to Opening
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==
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