Hymn, Melody and Ikon in our Liturgical Tradition

Course Information
TitleΎμνος, μέλος και εικόνα στη Λειτουργική μας παράδοση / Hymn, Melody and Ikon in our Liturgical Tradition
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorGeorgios Xeilas
Course ID600014146

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Antonios Konstantinidis
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course studies the terminology and development of ecclesiastical hymnography, the types of hymns, their incorporation in Divine Worship and their theological interpretation. It explores the development and importance of Byzantine music, the types of melody as well as the ineffable relationship between hymn and melody. It also examines the liturgical dimension of the Byzantine icon, such as its place in the Church, the significance of its veneration, its Eucharistic importance and the hymnographic references to it.
hymnography, hymn, Byzantine music, Byzantine icon, melody
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Written assigments150.6
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Παναγιώτης Τρεμπέλας, Εκλογή Ελληνικής Ορθοδόξου Υμνογραφίας, εκδ. «Ο Σωτήρ», Αθήνα 2007. 2.Πατάπιος μοναχός Καυσοκαλυβίτης, Αθωνικά υμναγιολογικά μελετήματα 1, εκδ. Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014
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