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The '''St Paul's Theological Course of Studies''' is the initial program for the development of a diocesan theological school by Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand. The studies encompass classes in various aspects of Orthodox Christian theology. The school is currently conducting classes in Punchbowl, New South Wales, Australia. An expansion of the curriculum is planned toward accreditation of the course of studies.
  
One of the initiatives that His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Paul of Australia has undertaken is to establish a Theological School where our Orthodox Christian faith is taught and the way of salvation is discerned.
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==Curriculum==
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The curriculum for the course of studies is still under development. Six semesters of study have been taught by the end of 2005. Topics covered during the initial semesters included: Church History, Introduction to [[Liturgics]], the Old and [[New Testament]]s including Background to the [[Gospels]] and [[Epistles]], [[Ethics]], and Comparative Religions.
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The topics planned for the 2006 semester are:
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* Biblical perspective on the marginalized
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* The [[Apostolic Fathers]]
  
First Year Students study:
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Additional information and applications for enrollment are available on the [[St. Paul]] Theological Course of Studies website:
Introduction to New Testament
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Church History
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Final Year Students study:
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==External links==
Church Dogmatics
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*[http://www.antiochian.org.au/content/view/18/20    St. Paul Course Site] 
Patristics (Teachings of the Holy Fathers)
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*[www.antiochian.org.au/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/  Australian Antiochian Site]
  
For enrolment in the course please fill in an Application Form, and send it to Archimandrite Nabil or Sister Virginia (see contact details below).
 
  
New South Wales
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[[Category: Seminaries]]
 
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Time : Thursday evenings at 7:00 - 10:00pm
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Location: 8 Henry St, Punchbowl, 2196
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Contact: Archimandrite Nabil Kachab
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Phone: (02) 9319 4456 or 0409-866811
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Email: kachab@optusnet.com.au 
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Victoria
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Time : Wednesday evenings at 7:00 - 10:00pm
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Location: St Nicholas Church, 176 Simpson St, East Melbourne
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Contact: Sister Virginia
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Phone: (03) 9484-2238
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Email: virginiahutchinson@bigpond.com
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End of 2005 second semester theological classes
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The 2005 theological classes of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese in Sydney were completed on Thursday, 15 December 2005.
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The classes have been offered for the last five years.
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Dates for Autumn Semester 2006
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Sessions for 2006 resume on 16 February 2006
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All classes are held from 7.00pm to 10.00pm
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Dates are are as follows:-
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        February
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1      Thursday  16th             
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2      Thursday  23rd
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          March
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3      Thursday  2nd
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4      Thursday  9th
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5      Thursday  16th
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6      Thursday  23rd
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7      Thursday  30th
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          April
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8      Thursday  6th
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Mid Semester Break - Classes to be resumed on 11 May 2006
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            May
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9      Thursday  11th
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10    Thursday  25th
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        June
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11    Thursday  1st
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12    Thursday  8th
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Topics to be offered
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1      Biblical perspective on the marginalised -  Dr Annie Hope
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2    The Apostolic Fathers - His Eminence Paul Saliba
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We have been blessed to have Professor David Frost and his wife, Dr Mangala Christine Frost, as some of our past lecturers. We thank them for their kind and shining assistance.
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The St Paul's Theological Course of Studies is the initial program for the development of a diocesan theological school by Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand. The studies encompass classes in various aspects of Orthodox Christian theology. The school is currently conducting classes in Punchbowl, New South Wales, Australia. An expansion of the curriculum is planned toward accreditation of the course of studies.

Curriculum

The curriculum for the course of studies is still under development. Six semesters of study have been taught by the end of 2005. Topics covered during the initial semesters included: Church History, Introduction to Liturgics, the Old and New Testaments including Background to the Gospels and Epistles, Ethics, and Comparative Religions. The topics planned for the 2006 semester are:

Additional information and applications for enrollment are available on the St. Paul Theological Course of Studies website:

External links

  • St. Paul Course Site
  • [www.antiochian.org.au/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/ Australian Antiochian Site]
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