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.....Read More
The Graduation Ceremony of H.G. Bishop Suriel
On 17th May 2014, a beautiful spring day in New York, I was blessed and privileged to accompany our beloved father, His Grace Bishop Suriel in His Grace's graduation ceremony from Fordham University with a doctorate of religion from the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education. Sayedna's doctoral dissertation focused on St. Archdeacon Habib Girgis, Dean of the Coptic Theological College in Cairo, an educator who brought reform and access to religious education for Copts through his Sunday School services in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Before I travelled to the U.S., I'll be completely honest, I did not know what to expect. I pictured the graduation ceremony to be similar to university ceremonies that I have previously attended in Australia.......Read More