On the completion of this module students will :
1. have understood the main features, principles and rules of the domestic law of the Orthodox Church.
2. have understood the framework of national and international protection of Religious Freedom.
3. be able to understand the historical development of State and Church relations.
4. have understood the structure and synthesis of the Orthodox Church.
5. be able to write an essay about a topic discussed in class, with the approval of the course director.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Advanced courses on the domestic law of Orthodox Church. The historical development of Church and State relations. Advanced courses on the study of the right of Religious Freedom. The structure of the Orthodox Church. Members of the Orthodox Church (clergymen, laity, monks).
1RST WEEK : ECCLESIASTICAL LAW AND ITS SOURCES.
2ND WEEK : STATE AND CHURCH RELATIONS DURING
ROMAN AND BYZANTINE ERA.
3RD WEEK: STATE AND CHURCH RELATIONS DURING THE PERIOD OF
4TH WEEK: STATE AND CHURCH RELATIONS IN THE WEST
5TH WEEK : FREEDOM OF RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE
6TH WEEK: FREEDOM OF WORSHIP
7TH WEEK: LIMITATIONS TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
8TH WEEK : MEASURES OF THE STATE FOR THE PROTECTION OF
9TH WEEK : THE LEGAL POSITION OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH
10TH WEEK : THE STRUCTURE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH.
11TH WEEK: THE CONDITIONS AND THE PROCEDURE FOR GRANTING
AUTOCEPHALY OR AUTONOMY TO LOCAL CHURCHES
12TH WEEK: THE AUTOCEPHALOUS AND THE AUTONOMOUS
13TH WEEK : THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH (CLERGYMEN, LAITY,
Ecclesiastical law, Canon Law, State and Church Relations, Religious Freedom, Autocephalous Churches, Autonomous Churches, Orthodox Church of Greece, Clergymen, Laity, Monks