What is AIOCS

The Australian Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies/AIOCS was established in November 2017, as a result of a thinking process begun …

Canberra Conference

6-9 November 2017 Doru Costache offered the paper ‘What Should Orthodox Australians Learn from the Local Lutheran–Roman Catholic Dialogue?’ at …

AIOCS Press Release

November 2017 AIOCS Press issued the volume John Chrysostom: Past, Present, Future, edited by Doru Costache and Mario Baghos. This book comprises …

AIOCS’ Founding Director: Doru Costache

 Founding Director, AIOCS: Doru Costache

Protopresbyter Dr Doru Costache is a clergyman of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of Australia and New Zealand, ministering to Saint Gregory the Theologian’s Mission in Mona Vale NSW. Senior Lecturer in Patristic Studies at St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College with the Sydney College of Divinity. Participant in the Science and Orthodoxy Around the World project, funded by grants from the Templeton World Charity Foundation and hosted by the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens (2016-2019). Honorary Associate of Department of Studies in Religion, the School of Letters, Art and Media, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Sydney (2017-2020). Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Philosophy and Theology, the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney (2017-2019). Durham International Senior Research Fellow of Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, Epiphany Term 2018. Author of Reading Scripture in the Orthodox Church: The Festal Cycle (AIOCS Press, 2019) and Reading Scripture in the Orthodox Church: The Sunday Cycle (AIOCS Press, 2018). Coauthor of Dreams, Virtue and Divine Knowledge in Early Christian Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Sfinții Părinți despre Originile și Destinul Cosmosului și Omului (Deisis, 2003), Știință și Theologie: Preliminarii pentru Dialog (XXI Eonul dogmatic, 2001), and Introducere în Dogmatica Ortodoxă (Libra, 1997).

CV Costache Nov 2019

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Web and Book Design: Ion Nedelcu

Web and Book Design: Ion Nedelcu

Mr Ion Nedelcu holds a bachelor in Orthodox theology from the University of Bucharest and a graduate diploma in political sciences from National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest. Designer of the front cover illustrations for Reading Scripture in the Orthodox Church: The Festal Cycle (2019), Reading Scripture in the Orthodox Church: The Sunday Cycle (2018),  John Chrysostom: Past, Present, Future (2017), Alexandrian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal (2015), and Cappadocian Legacy: A Critical Appraisal (2013).

CIS/SCD Conference

28-29 September 2017 Doru Costache presented at the ‘Jesus of Nazareth: Historical, Theological and Pastoral Perspectives’ conference hosted by the …

Melbourne Conference

22-24 September 2017 Doru Costache represented AIOCS at the APECSS 2017 Conference ‘Early Christian Responses to Conflict.’ The conference was …