St. Paul's Theological Course of Studies

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The '''St Paul's Theological Course of Studies''' is an initial program for the development of an archdiocesan 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 ==
  
First Year Students study:
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At the end of 2005, the curriculum for the course of studies was still under development, although six semesters of study had been taught by this stage, with topics covering Church History, [[Liturgics]], the [[Holy Scripture|Old and New Testaments]], [[Dogmatic Theology]], [[Patristics]], [[Ethics]] and Comparative Religions.
Introduction to New Testament
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Church History  
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Final Year Students study:
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In the first half of 2008, students study ''Introduction to the New Testament'' and ''Interpretation of the New Testament'', lectured by Metr. Abp [[Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand|Paul]] and Rev Dr John El-Karaan, respectively.
Church Dogmatics
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Patristics (Teachings of the Holy Fathers)  
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For enrolment in the course please fill in an Application Form, and send it to Archimandrite Nabil or Sister Virginia (see contact details below).
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Additional information and applications for enrollment are available on the archdiocesan website.
  
New South Wales
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== External links ==
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* [http://www.antiochianarch.org.au/Religious-Education.aspx Archdiocesan website]
  
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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[[Category:Seminaries|Paul]]
 
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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 an initial program for the development of an archdiocesan 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

At the end of 2005, the curriculum for the course of studies was still under development, although six semesters of study had been taught by this stage, with topics covering Church History, Liturgics, the Old and New Testaments, Dogmatic Theology, Patristics, Ethics and Comparative Religions.

In the first half of 2008, students study Introduction to the New Testament and Interpretation of the New Testament, lectured by Metr. Abp Paul and Rev Dr John El-Karaan, respectively.

Additional information and applications for enrollment are available on the archdiocesan website.

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