Nisibis Assyrian Theological College was established in 2020 by the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon. The purpose of the college is to provide tertiary level education and training to clergy and laity members of the Assyrian Church and all Christians locally and worldwide.
The College will strive to provide a quality and innovative learning and teaching environment to equip learners with sound knowledge of the Christian Faith in accordance with the doctrine and teachings of the Assyrian Church of the East. The College will offer various undergraduate, postgraduate degrees and awards that will include units from the following disciplines; Biblical Studies, Syriac Language, Theology, Christology, Liturgy, Patristics, Church History and Ethics. These courses will be taught by accredited clergy of the Assyrian Church of the East, clergy from other Christian denominations and lay educators from various Theological backgrounds who are experts in the teachings of the Assyrian Church.
The Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon has invested much time, efforts and finances in the Nisibis Assyrian Theological College, since its establishment in Sydney, Australia. The Archdiocese saw the investment fitting, as the fruits of the Theological College will be held in high regard by the Assyrian Church at its entirety, across all dioceses around the world. Being the first of its kind in the modern western world, Nisibis Assyrian Theological College needed such investments in its inauguration, and the Archdiocese is proud to have played such a role for this worthy initiative. An initiative so vital for the church in the modern era.
Our College is named Nisibis after the famous fourth century Nisibis School in Edessa. Nisibis was a significant spiritual centre of the early Church of the East teachings and it is referred to as the world’s first university. Today, our college will strive to emulate the original Nisibis and be a learning hub of Christianity for the glory of God and His Son Jesus Christ.