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The '''Melbourne Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies''' (MIOCS) was established in 2003, with a view to offering the tertiary teaching of Orthodox theological studies to both Orthodox and non-Orthodox people.
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The '''Melbourne Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Inc.''' (MIOCS) was established in 2003, with a view to offering the tertiary teaching of Orthodox theological studies to both Orthodox and non-Orthodox people.
  
The [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand]] has had a large role in establishing and coordinating MIOCS, particularly through [[St. Anna Convent (Preston, Australia)|St. Anna's Convent]], and does so with the [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|ROCOR]] Dean of Victoria, Archpriest Michael Protopopov, and the priest of the [[Church of Russia|Moscow Patriarchate]] parish in Melbourne, Fr Igor Filianovsky.  In November 2005, MIOCS elected Metropolitan Archbishop [[Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand|Paul (Saliba)]] as president for two years.
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The [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand]] has had a large role in establishing and coordinating MIOCS, particularly through [[St. Anna Convent (Preston, Australia)|St. Anna's Convent]], and does so with the [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|ROCOR]] Dean of Victoria, Archpriest Michael Protopopov, and the priest of the [[Church of Russia|Moscow Patriarchate]] parish in Melbourne, Fr Igor Filianovsky.
  
 
MIOCS is an affiliate body of the [http://www.unimelb.edu.au/ University of Melbourne], through its [http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/ United Faculty of Theology] (UFT) at [http://www.ormond.unimelb.edu.au/ Ormond College] in Parkville, Victoria.
 
MIOCS is an affiliate body of the [http://www.unimelb.edu.au/ University of Melbourne], through its [http://www.uft.unimelb.edu.au/ United Faculty of Theology] (UFT) at [http://www.ormond.unimelb.edu.au/ Ormond College] in Parkville, Victoria.
  
 
Students may study at an undergraduate, postgraduate or informal level.
 
Students may study at an undergraduate, postgraduate or informal level.
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==Faculty and Current Lecturers==
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*Metropolitan Archbishop Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand.  President of MIOCS.  Elected for a two year term in November 2005, taking over from Professor Trevor Batrouney.
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*Sister [[Virginia (Hutchinson)]] (of [[St. Anna Convent (Preston, Australia|St. Anna's Convent]]).  Secretary of MIOCS.  Convenor of ''Orthodox Spiritual Life'' and ''The Biblical Roots of the Doctrine of Theosis'' in 2006.
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*Archpriest Michael Protopopov, Dean of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.  Lecturer in ''Introduction to Orthodox Christianity'' and ''Early Church History'' in 2006.
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*Dr Heshmat Keroloss.  Visiting Lecturer in ''Orthodox Spiritual Life'' in 2006.
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*Fr Jovan Takovski.  Visiting Lecturer in ''The Biblical Roots of the Doctrine of Theosis'' in 2006.
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
*[http://www.australianorthodox.org.au/news_item.php?newsItem=19 Official Home Page] - The source of the text in this article.
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*[http://www.australianorthodox.org.au/news_item.php?newsItem=19 Official Home Page].
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*[http://www.australianorthodox.org.au/news_item.php?newsItem=39 MIOCS Commencement Service] for 2006.
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*[http://www.australianorthodox.org.au/photo_gallery.php?dir=MIOCS%20Service%202006 Photo Gallery] of the 2006 Commencement Service.
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The Melbourne Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Inc. (MIOCS) was established in 2003, with a view to offering the tertiary teaching of Orthodox theological studies to both Orthodox and non-Orthodox people.

The Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand has had a large role in establishing and coordinating MIOCS, particularly through St. Anna's Convent, and does so with the ROCOR Dean of Victoria, Archpriest Michael Protopopov, and the priest of the Moscow Patriarchate parish in Melbourne, Fr Igor Filianovsky.

MIOCS is an affiliate body of the University of Melbourne, through its United Faculty of Theology (UFT) at Ormond College in Parkville, Victoria.

Students may study at an undergraduate, postgraduate or informal level.

Faculty and Current Lecturers

  • Metropolitan Archbishop Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand. President of MIOCS. Elected for a two year term in November 2005, taking over from Professor Trevor Batrouney.
  • Sister Virginia (Hutchinson) (of St. Anna's Convent). Secretary of MIOCS. Convenor of Orthodox Spiritual Life and The Biblical Roots of the Doctrine of Theosis in 2006.
  • Archpriest Michael Protopopov, Dean of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. Lecturer in Introduction to Orthodox Christianity and Early Church History in 2006.
  • Dr Heshmat Keroloss. Visiting Lecturer in Orthodox Spiritual Life in 2006.
  • Fr Jovan Takovski. Visiting Lecturer in The Biblical Roots of the Doctrine of Theosis in 2006.

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