Available courses

Recognising the constantly evolving challenges to the Church, St Cyril’s has developed a ‘Continuing Priest Development (CPD)’ Program for all clergy under His Grace Bishop Daniel. This program will be facilitated by St. Cyril’s in a similar fashion to other professional continuing development programs. It aims to equip priests with ongoing education and will focus more on practical issues in ministry, as well as applied theology. Priests will be constantly updated and trained in meeting the evolving needs of their congregations.

This course unit examines the literature and theological content of Paul, with due consideration of their historical, cultural and religious settings. It will also seek to develop a patristic, Orthodox, and authentic understanding of the Pauline corpus.

This course unit addresses the genre of hagiography, or the ‘lives of saints,’ in historical context and in relation to relevant themes. It teaches students how to approach and consider lives of saints in the Byzantine/Eastern Orthodox and Coptic Orthodox traditions, providing them with existentially relevant details concerning the lives of holy persons venerated in both Churches.

“Philosophy is the handmaiden of theology.” An understanding of the methodology of philosophy in general is an invaluable aid to the study of all other disciplines, especially theology, exegesis and engagement in apologetic discourse. An understanding of ancient and early medieval theology is an invaluable foundation for understanding the first Christians, the Church Fathers and their intellectual world. This course unit provides an introduction to philosophy for students, by considering its origins in Greek philosophy and its encounter with Christian thought during the early Middle Ages. Students will also be introduced to the nature of philosophical inquiry, to several key texts and to methods of argumentation.  They will gain a sense of the history of ideas.