The sacraments of the Orthodox Church

Course Information
TitleΤΑ ΜΥΣΤΗΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΥ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣ / The sacraments of the Orthodox Church
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorNikolaos-Nikodimos Skrettas-Plexidas
Course ID60002720

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course is taught the intended learning objective is to exeideikefthoun students knowledge about the historical development, theological content and the effector class of the mysteries of the Orthodox Church, in inter-Christian and inter-orthodox references and extensions. Alongside attempted through monitoring a scientific conference or workshop to indulge students on the fundamentals of committing Sacraments of the Church.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
History and Liturgical and theological introduction on mysteries. Establishment, constitution, Biblical Foundations, content, functional greetings, rituals problems contemporary issues regarding the meaning, purpose and performance of the sacraments to the functional life of our times. SCHEDULE OF SUPPLIES: 1. Introduction on mysteries. 2. Biblical Foundations of mysteries and references to patristic teaching about them. 3. Formation of mysteries and ierologisi with specific sequences. 4. The sacrament of Baptism. 5. The sacrament of Confirmation. 6. The mystery of the Eucharist. 7. The sacrament of Matrimony. 8. The sacrament of Penance. 9. The Mystery of Unction. 10. The mystery of the priesthood. 11. Reference to greetings and rituals problems of mysteries. 12. Mysteries and mysteriousness acts. 13. Contemporary issues relating to the commission of the sacred mysteries.
Mysteries, Orthodox Church, Ritual
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Contact by email.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments75
Presentation of assignment1
Student Assessment
Considered necessary the participation of students in order to Functional Exercises that deinergeitai each Thursday during the celebration of Matins and Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Trinity on the 4th Floor of the School. At the same time students take the class to develop a job during the semester, under the scientific supervision of frequent instructor and presenting public during a three-hour course is taught. The evaluation of students is based on the work and public presentation in the classroom.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Δίνεται επιλεγμένη βιβλιογραφία ανάλογη με το θέμα εργασίας που αναλαμβάνει να συντάξει και να παρουσιάσει δημόσια εντός της τάξης ο κάθε φοιτητής.
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