Byzantine and post-byzantine liturgical commentaries

Course Information
TitleΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΑ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΤΑΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΑ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΚΑ ΥΠΟΜΝΗΜΑΤΑ. / Byzantine and post-byzantine liturgical commentaries
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorChrysostomos (ioannis) Nassis
Course ID60005130

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)
General Prerequisites
For graduate theologians: Good academic performance in all Liturgics classes. Adequate knowledge and ability in writing research papers. For graduates of other Schools: Good handling of the material taught in the introductory courses in Liturgics. Adequate knowledge and ability in writing research papers.
Learning Outcomes
Throughout the course students will strive to attain a thorough knowledge of the rich repository of information pertaining to liturgiological research contained in the Byzantine and post-Byzantine liturgical commentaries. The student will also gain the ability to perceive relationships within the texts and with the Church’s liturgical practice and theology.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Specialized understanding and comparative study of the Byzantine and Post-byzantine liturgical commentaries. The “vision” of the liturgical act. Authorship, manuscript tradition, reception. The mutual relationship between the commentaries and liturgical practice. 1. Τhe Byzantine Liturgical Commentaries. Introduction. 2. The Corpus Dionysiacum. 3. Mystagogy of Maximus the Confessor. 4. Ecclesiastical History and Mystical Theory of Germanos of Constantinople. 5. Theodore-Nicholas of Andida “Protheoria”. 6. Liturgical Commentaries of Nicholas Cabasilas I. 7. Liturgical Commentaries of Nicholas Cabasilas II. 8. Liturgical Commentaries of Symeon of Thessaloniki I. 9. Liturgical Commentaries of Symeon of Thessaloniki II. 10. Post- Byzantine Liturgical Commentaries I. 11. Post- Byzantine Liturgical Commentaries II. 12. Presentation of Research Papers. 13. Presentation of Research Papers.
Byzantine and post-Byzantine liturgical commentaries, pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor, Nicholas-Theodore of Andida, Nicholas Cabasilas, Symeon of Thessaloniki
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Student Assessment
Students will be evaluated on the basis of a research paper they will prepare and present to a plenary session of our class. Upon approval of the topic, a student will called upon to examine a specific feast or particular season of the liturgical year. In the study the student must demonstrate awareness of the basic bibliography relative to the topic chosen. The paper must be 10-15 pages in length (font: text, 12 pts and footnotes, 10 pts; line spacing: 1.5). Footnotes must be consistent and must follow an established method of referencing. With respect to plagiarism, see the following link: images/stories/docs/plagiarism.pdf.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
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