Excellence in Theological Education in the orthodox Christian tradition

We are a tertiary provider of leading edge theological education in the tradition of the Orthodox Church

St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College

+61 (02) 9546 6411
Unit 6 / 252-254 West St, Carlton, NSW 2218 Australia

St. Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College exists for the Glory of God the Father, as a witness to Christ His Son, in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. This is actualised through the theological education and spiritual formation of the faithful, who are called to serve the Church of Christ either as clergy or laity.

St. Cyril‘s aspires to be an educational institution which is faithful to the Orthodox Christian faith as lived and experienced by the Coptic Orthodox Church throughout her history spanning two millennia. Witnessing to the Orthodox faith entrusted once for all to the saints, St. Cyril‘s aims to explore and present this faith within a rigorous educational framework, in harmony with our modern Australian context, without losing sight of the spiritual dimension of authentic Orthodox theology and education.

Study Mode Online
Study Terms Semester 1 | 25 February - 2 June 2019
Semester 2 | 29 July - 2 November 2019
Fees Undergraduate | AUD$1000 per unit
Postgraduate coursework | AUD$1300 per unit
Rates are for 9 credit point units.
FEE-HELP is available for eligible students
Registrar Mr Mounir Azer
[email protected]
Contact the Registrar for admission, study and student support enquiries

Units Offered


  • A7133 Christian Arabic I
  • A7134 Christian Arabic II
  • A7170 New Testament Greek
  • B5020 Introduction to the Old Testament


  • A8533 Christian Arabic I
  • A8534 Christian Arabic II
  • A8570 New Testament Greek
  • T9611 Contemporary Hermeneutics and the Traditional Reading of Scripture
  • T9683 Exploring the Philokalia


The Evangelising Mission of the Church
14 - 16, 21 - 23 February 2020
Evangelising Mission Today
14 - 16, 21 - 23 February 2020


Units taken from the generic range delivered in 2019 are:
T7296    Studies in Christian Apologetics
T7395    Issues in Philokalia: Between Egypt & Mt Athos
W7295  Studies in Wisdom of the Desert Fathers

T8596   Studies in Christian Apologetics
W8596  Studies in Wisdom of the Desert Fathers

Studying theology is the “meeting ground” by which we come to know the God who became man, that is, Christ. For this reason each member of our staff and Faculty, each unit of our degrees, and our entire theological exploration, is directed to a singular aim: meeting the incarnate God.
Rev. Dr. Daniel Fanous
Dean and Lecturer in Theology & Biblical Studies

St Cyril’s Library

Librarian Ms Odette Karas
Email [email protected]
Phone +61 (02) 9546 6411
Opening Hours During academic semester:
Monday and Thursday : 10.00am to 9.00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday : 10.00am to 6.00pm
Available by appointment on Friday and weekends.
Address Unit 6/252-254 West St, Carlton NSW 2218

Students of St Cyrils have access to eBooks and journal articles through the College’s Learning Management System and to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), an online directory that provides access to open access, peer- reviewed journals. Titles include the International Journal of Orthodox Theology (IJOT) and the Journal of Analytic Theology, and New Theology Review. eBook Religion Collection features eBooks from a variety of distinguished academic, university and religious publishers. The compilation of texts covers a broad range of religious subjects.

The Library has 9000 monographs and 100 periodicals. Its specialisations are in Biblical Studies, Theology, and Church History.


Choosing St. Cyril’s

St. Cyril‘s embraces the notion that the official role of any Theological college is the educational formation of the students enrolled. However, they also have a deeper and more nuanced understanding of their function, which is informed by their Orthodox theology.

The College is an intrinsic part of the Coptic Orthodox Church. As such, they don‘t view their service in isolation from the rest of the Church, but rather as a service which has significance for the whole of the Church.  St. Cyril’s endeavours to nourish the hearts, souls and minds of the whole community. Whilst not the whole of the community will be directly associated with the college, they are deeply aware of the fact that their service will reach out, via their graduates, to the whole community. And so they also view their mission as that of spiritual formation. From an Orthodox perspective, academic excellence and spiritual formation are two sides of  the same task. In this, St. Cyril‘s are informed by the Evagrian maxim, “The one who prays is a theologian; the one who is a theologian, prays.” Accordingly, at St. Cyril‘s, the Chapel is just as integral as the lecture room. The transformation of the heart is as significant as the illumination of the mind. In short, St. Cyril‘s are dedicated to the edification of the whole person, and the whole Church.

This page provides basic information about St. Cyril‘s and the Sydney College of Divinity awards and units it offers. If you are interested in pursuing a Sydney College of Divinity award with St. Cyril‘s you are advised to contact St. Cyril‘s directly for up to date information to help you make an informed decision.


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