On the completion of this module students will :
1. have understood the main features, principles and rules of the law of the Orthodox Church of Greece.
2. have extensively examined the central and peripheral organization of the Church of Greece.
3. have understood the special legal treatment of the clergymen and monks. They have also examined the substantive and procedural ecclesiastical penal law.
4. 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 law of the Orthodox Church of Greece. Central and Peripheral organization of the Church of Greece. Ecclesiastical property. The special legal treatment of the Clergymen and the Monks. The Penal Law of the Church.
1RST WEEK : THE CENTRAL ORGANIZATION OF THE ORTHODOX
CHURCH OF GREECE
2ND WEEK : THE PERIPHERAL ORGANIZATION OF THE ORTHODOX
CHURCH OF GREECE I : ARCHDIOCESE OF ATHENS AND
3RD WEEK : THE PERIPHERAL ORGANIZATION OF THE
ORTHODOX CHURCH OF GREECE ΙΙ : THE PARISHES
AND THE MONASTERIES
4TH WEEK : THE MINISTRY OF THE PRIESTS (SANCTIFYING, TEACHING, GOVERNING)
5TH WEEK : ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF
6TH WEEK : SALARY PAYMENT, INSURANCE AND RETIREMENT
7TH WEEK : THE SPECIAL LEGAL TREATMENT OF THE
8TH WEEK: THE SPECIAL LEGAL TREATMENT OF THE
9TH WEEK : ECCLESIASTICAL OFFENCES
10TH WEEK : ECCLESIASTICAL PUNISHMENTS
11TH WEEK : STUDY OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ECCLESIASTICAL
12TH WEEK : ECCLESIASTICAL COURTS
13TH WEEK: ECCLESIASTICAL PROCEDURE
Ecclesiastical Law, Canon Law, Orthodox Church of Greece, Holy Synod of the Hierarchy, Permanent Holy Synod, Synodal committees, Archdiocese of Athens, Metropolises, Parishes, Monasteries, Ecclesiastical Property, Monastic property, ecclesiastical offences, ecclesiastical punishments, ecclesiastical procedure.