BA, MA, PhD
Dr Magdi Awad was ordained to the priesthood by the name of Gregorios in the Coptic Orthodox Church in 2015. He is a loving father of three children and his wife is a researcher in microbiology specialising in tuberculosis (TB).
Gregorios (Magdi) attained a BD from the Coptic Theological College in Cairo, a BA (Philosophy) from the University of Alexandria, an MA from the Higher Institute for Coptic Studies in Cairo, a PhD from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in Dogmatic Theology, and a PhD from Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany in Christian Oriental Studies.
He is currently active on an independent research project pertaining to the correspondences between the Coptic Church and the Catholic Church in Rome from the middle-ages to the present day. He has already published a letter contained in a manuscript from the Pope of Rome (18th c.) to the Coptic Church as well as the response by the Coptic Pope in Copts in Modernity, TSEC Vol XXII, Brill 2021.
Gregorios (Magdi) lectures in Church History, Systematic Theology, and Coptic Language. His areas of interest also include Christian-Arabic Studies and Philosophy. Fr Gregorios also professor of Systematic Theology at the Coptic Theological College in Cairo and the Coptic Theological Seminary in Cairo.
He has published short introductory courses on the Coptic liturgy available for the wider Arabic-speaking community, as well as several opinion pieces in the local Coptic Diocese of Melbourne Newsletter, Epsajee.
For 35 years, Gregorios has been involved in church ministry sharing Coptic theological education and pastoral care at parishes in Egypt, Greece, Germany, and Australia.
- Coptic Theological College in Cairo (Professor)