GREECE – what better place to explore the history of Western philosophy and religion! Join us as we spend two weeks roaming the ancient temples, monasteries and cities in which the great themes of human life were articulated in debate and dogma and from which many of our parents, grandparents and ancestors came. Reconnecting with our heritage, we'll meet with many familiar names and places – St Paul at Philippi, the Oracle at Delphi, the Olympians, the Corinthians, St John on Patmos to name just a few. As a bonus, our journey commences in ancient Constantinople, where we'll explore the marvels of Istanbul and meet with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to expand our minds as we explore the beautiful vista that is Greece.
ABOUT OUR LEADERS:
Fr Elpidios is a Greek-Australian born priest who serves at the Church of Sts Constantine and Helene in Perth, WA. Fr Elpidios also teaches Greek Orthodox Studies at St Andrew's Grammar and is a graduate of St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College (NSW). He has been a priest for 7 years serving in the parish that he was christened and grew up in.
Dimitri Kepreotes is a faculty member of St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, Sydney. He is keenly interested in the continuity of education from ancient Greece into the Christian era, which was also the topic of his PhD.