“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season.
Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching.”
2 Timothy 4:2

To purpose of St Paul’s Orthodox Christian Education (SPOCE) 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:


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. 


Semester Tuesday Thursday
2020 Semester 1 Introduction to the Old Testament

Faith and Theology (Dogma) I

2020 Semester 2 Liturgy and Worship

Faith and Theology (Dogma) II

2021- Draft

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

2020 | Semester 1

Week Date
Week 1 January 6
Week 2 January 13
Week 3 January 20
Week 4 January 27
Mid-Semester Break February 3  
Week 5 February 10
Week 6 February 17
Week 7 February 24
Week 8
Beginning of Great Lent
March 2

2020 | Semester 2

Week Date
Week 1 July 6
Week 2 July 13
Week 3 July 20
Week 4 July 27
Dormition Fast Break August 1-15
Week 5 August 17
Week 6 August 24
Week 7 August 31
Week 8 September 7

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  

Units on offer (Coming Soon)