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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 first subjects were offered in 2004.
 
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 first subjects were offered in 2004.
  
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.
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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 University of Melbourne, through its United Faculty of Theology (UFT) at Ormond College in Parkville, Victoria.
 
MIOCS is an affiliate body of the University of Melbourne, through its United Faculty of Theology (UFT) at Ormond College in Parkville, Victoria.
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==Faculty and Current Lecturers==
 
==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.
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*Metropolitan Archbishop Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand.  President of MIOCS, Nov 2005 to present.
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*Archpriest Michael Protopopov, [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|ROCOR]] Dean of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western AustraliaDeputy President of MIOCS, Lecturer in ''Introduction to Orthodox Christianity'' and ''Early Church History'' in 2006.
 
*Sister [[Virginia (Hutchinson)]], of [[St. Anna Convent (Preston, Victoria)|St. Anna's Convent]].  Secretary of MIOCS.  Convenor of ''Orthodox Spiritual Life'' and ''The Biblical Roots of the Doctrine of Theosis'' in 2006.
 
*Sister [[Virginia (Hutchinson)]], of [[St. Anna Convent (Preston, Victoria)|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, [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|ROCOR]] Dean of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.  Lecturer in ''Introduction to Orthodox Christianity'' and ''Early Church History'' in 2006.
 
*Archbishop [[Hilarion (Kapral) of Sydney|Hilarion of Sydney]].  Visiting Lecturer in ''Church Slavonic'' in 2006.
 
 
*Dr Heshmat Keroloss.  Visiting Lecturer in ''Orthodox Spiritual Life'' 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.
 
*Fr Jovan Takovski.  Visiting Lecturer in ''The Biblical Roots of the Doctrine of Theosis'' in 2006.
  
 
===Past Faculty and Lecturers===
 
===Past Faculty and Lecturers===
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*Archbishop [[Hilarion (Kapral) of Sydney|Hilarion of Sydney]].  Visiting Lecturer in ''Church Slavonic'' in 2006.
 
*Dr Christos Galiotis, BTh ([[St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College (Sydney, Australia)|SAGOTC]]), PhD.  Former president of MIOCS, 2004-05.
 
*Dr Christos Galiotis, BTh ([[St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College (Sydney, Australia)|SAGOTC]]), PhD.  Former president of MIOCS, 2004-05.
 
*Professor Trevor Batrouney.  Former treasurer of MIOCS, 2004-05; president of MIOCS, 2005.
 
*Professor Trevor Batrouney.  Former treasurer of MIOCS, 2004-05; president of MIOCS, 2005.
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*[http://www.australianorthodox.org.au/news_item.php?newsItem=39 MIOCS Commencement Service] for 2006.
 
*[http://www.australianorthodox.org.au/news_item.php?newsItem=39 MIOCS Commencement Service] for 2006.
 
*[http://www.australianorthodox.org.au/photo_gallery.php?dir=MIOCS%20Service%202006 Photo Gallery] of the 2006 Commencement Service.
 
*[http://www.australianorthodox.org.au/photo_gallery.php?dir=MIOCS%20Service%202006 Photo Gallery] of the 2006 Commencement Service.
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*[http://www.russianchurchindandenong.com.au/popProto.htm Biography of Archpriest Michael Protopopov].
  
 
===Affiliates===
 
===Affiliates===

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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 first subjects were offered in 2004.

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.

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Faculty and Current Lecturers

  • Metropolitan Archbishop Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand. President of MIOCS, Nov 2005 to present.
  • Archpriest Michael Protopopov, ROCOR Dean of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia. Deputy President of MIOCS, Lecturer in Introduction to Orthodox Christianity and Early Church History in 2006.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Past Faculty and Lecturers

  • Archbishop Hilarion of Sydney. Visiting Lecturer in Church Slavonic in 2006.
  • Dr Christos Galiotis, BTh (SAGOTC), PhD. Former president of MIOCS, 2004-05.
  • Professor Trevor Batrouney. Former treasurer of MIOCS, 2004-05; president of MIOCS, 2005.
  • Archimandrite Themistocles (Adamopoulo), PhD. Former Lecturer.
  • Fr Igor Filianovsky, Priest of the Holy Trinity Church (Moscow Patriarchate), Melbourne. Former Lecturer.

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