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Doxology to mark the commencement of the new Academic Year

Doxology to mark the commencement of the new Academic Year

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On 18 February, St Andrew’s Theological College commenced its thirty-first academic year with its annual Doxology Service in the College Chapel of St John the Evangelist and Theologian. The service was officiated by the Dean, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia.

At the conclusion of the service, His Eminence welcomed the Sub-Dean, His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias, the faculty members, students and all guests in attendance.

His Eminence affirmed that the purpose of the gathering was to give thanks to God for making the College capable of spreading the message of the gospel and salvation during this turbulent time.

Indeed, His Eminence asserted that the primary function of the College is to declare that God is alive despite the various problems throughout the world. He then presented a copy of the Greek New Testament to each of the new full-time Bachelor of Theology students as a tangible sign of their connection to the College:

Paul Condoleon (Sydney)

Nico Carmona Torres (Sydney)

George Georgiadis (Sydney)

Mihailo Miletic (Sydney)

Phillip Papagiannopoulos (Melbourne)

Nectarios Vasileiou (Melbourne).

The doxology was followed by a customary group photograph and the luncheon prepared by the generous volunteers of the Ladies Philoptohos.

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Source: The Greek-Australian Vema: March 2016

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