Welcome to SACOTC!
St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College (SACOTC) is a unique place in the Southern hemisphere! Spread over 22 acres of tranquil bush land it is an ideal place for study of theology, spirituality, reflection and worship. It is an ideal atmosphere for those preparing for ordination to the priesthood, future theologians and for many who will enter many fields of ministry.
Our College is named after the great pillar and doctor of the Church - St. Athanasius the Apostolic (20th Pope of Alexandria). He was also known as Athanasius Contra Mundum (Against the World) because he stood in defense of the biblical doctrine of Christ. At SACOTC we have a duty to continue in the footsteps of St. Athanasius in the sense of preserving the Truth of the Gospel in our generation and for generations to come.
SACOTC aims to serve the Church in a constantly changing world. The challenges facing the Orthodox Church and its people are many in the 21st Century. Our College strives to faithfully witness to the Message of the Gospel and to equip our students with the tools for presenting this Message to the Post Modern world we live in today..........Read More
Bishop Suriel's Dissertation Defense Livestream
On Thursday 20 March, 2014 at 1 pm (New York time) which is equivalent to 4 am Friday 21 March Melbourne time, His Grace Bishop Suriel will defend his doctoral dissertation at Fordham University, Bronx NY. The title of the dissertation is: "HABIB GIRGIS, COPTIC ORTHODOX EDUCATOR AND A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS." .......Read More