Congratulations to Fr Shenouda Boutros from St Athanasius College on his appointment as President of the Victorian Council of Churches (VCC).
The Victorian Council of Churches “is a fellowship of churches which confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit” (VCC – Mission and Vission Statement).
Fr Shenouda is an alumnus of the University, having completed his Master of Arts (Theology) with a focus and interest in moral theology. Fr Shenouda is a member of the St Athanasius College council and serves the community as a chaplain.
Fr Shenouda will begin his installation as President of the Victorian Council of Churches on 1 June 2019.
Photo: Present are (from left to right in the photo above) Fr Shenouda Boutros (Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne), Rev Ian Smith (Victorian Council of Churches), Bishop Gary Weatherill (Anglican Diocese Ballarat), Archbishop Philip Freier (Anglican Diocese of Melbourne), Bishop Richard Treloar (Anglican Diocese of Gippsland ), Lt-Col. Debra Stevens (Salvation Army – Victorian Division), Rev Sharon Hollis (Uniting Church – Synod of Victoria and Tasmania), Archbishop Peter A. Comensoli (Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne), Bishop Peter Danaher (Victorian Council of Churches), Lt-Col. Bruce Stevens (Salvation Army – Victorian Division), Dr Rob Nyhuis (Churches of Christ), Bishop Paul Bird (Catholic Diocese of Ballarat), Very Rev Fr Georges Tahan (Antiochian Orthodox), Bishop Matt Brain (Anglican Diocese of Bendigo).
Read the media release from the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne: Friday, 12 April 2019
St Athanasius College specialises in Coptic Orthodox theological studies online and on campus. For 20 years, SAC has offered courses in diverse fields of theology and delivers undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degrees by research. SAC continues to offer a diverse and growing range of subject units including specialist languages such as Hebrew and Syriac.