Inspired by excellence

We venerate you with gladness, O preacher of the Gentiles and thrice great star. Teacher of the Athenians and splendour of the world. We honour your struggles and tortures suffered on behalf of Christ and your sacred martyrdom. O Holy Apostle Paul, intercede with Christ God, that our souls be saved.

Apolytikion of St Paul (Tone 4)

To purpose of SPOC is to deliver the Orthodox Christian Faith for the educational building up of faithful in various areas such as Theology, Scripture, Spirituality and Church History as well as the transmission of the intellectual and spiritual heritage of the Orthodox Christian Faith.

Please see below to learn more or click here to register

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This Course was established from the days of the late Metropolitan Paul Saliba of blessed memory. In 2020, Metropolitan Basilios wishing to continue working on the foundation laid before him, reinvigorated the centre by expanding its curriculum, teachers and classes being offered. This new wave coincided with the construction of a new building ‘Antiochian Youth Centre’ in place of the old one at Punchbowl. The expanded curriculum aims to raise the level of knowledge of the faithful in areas of Theology, Scripture, Church History, Spirituality and Liturgics. As introductory short courses, they require no previous study and those between the ages of 18 to 65 are welcome to attend. Content is delivered in English .This course is recommended for Sunday School teachers, youth leader and members, choir members and any other person who wishes to increase their knowledge in the Orthodox Christian Faith and Practice. 

2020

Semester Tuesday Thursday
2020 Semester 1 Introduction to the Old Testament
TBC

Faith and Theology (Dogma) I
TBC

2020 Semester 2 Liturgy and Worship
TBC

Faith and Theology (Dogma) II
TBC

2021- Draft

Semester Tuesday Thursday
2021 Semester 1 Church History
TBC
Spirituality and Praxis
TBC
2021 Semester 2 Introduction to the New Testament
TBC
Introduction to the Early Church Fathers
TBC

Classes will start at 7:00 pm and typically finish around 8:45 pm with a break in the middle for 15 minutes. Teaching time will be approximately 1.5 hours. This may be adjusted slightly by the teacher as necessary depending on the content delivery.  

Each unit will run for 8 classes with attendance will be marked, to successfully pass the unit, the student needs to attend at least six of the eight classes and successfully complete the assigned task(s)Dates and times will be published on the website. 

Each unit will contain a short onepage assignment and/or exam (approximately 500 words). 

Students that have successfully completed unit will be eligible for a statement of attainment which will be prepared once per calendar year. Please be advised that this statement is for personal use and is not accredited for academic credit. 

To register, click here. There is a minimal administration fee of $60 per unit which covers the essential costs associated with organising and running the unit.

If you have problems using the above link, use this link here: https://antiochian.breezechms.com/form/stpaulscourse 

Subdeacon Jason Israel (administration and enquiries) jisrael@antiochian.org.au  

Course units on offer

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