From homily to hymn: The homiletic character of the Funeral Service (III)

Course Information
TitleΑπό την ομιλία στον ύμνο: ο ομιλητικός χαρακτήρας της νεκρώσιμης ακολουθίας (ΙΙΙ) / From homily to hymn: The homiletic character of the Funeral Service (III)
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitra Koukoura
Course ID60005466

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students upon successful completion of the course, are able to: - distinguish the shift of prose to poetry through the use of figures of speech - understand the use of liturgical hymns for dissemination of Christian teaching - comprehend the aesthetic and pastoral outcome of the funeral service.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Christian Homily consists a particular literary genre which was influenced by the laudatory (encomiastic) rhetorical speech. Hymns are the next step, when prose shifts to poetry by means of rhythm, intonation of the sentences and specific figures of speech.The purpose of the course is for the students to study the funeral service, to identify the homiletic features of the content and the poetic elements which invent its biblical and dogmatic teaching.
Homily, rhetorics, theology, funeral service
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Audio
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Written assigments100
Student Assessment
Students’ participation in classroom (discussion, asking questions, formulating comments, giving information) is usually used as an important indicator of the interest of the student and is auxiliary to the final assessment, which is based on a written essay.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Πρωτοπρ. Αλκιβιάδη Κ. Καλύβα, Η Μεγάλη Εβδομάδα και το Πάσχα στην Ελληνορθόδοξη Εκκλησία, Εκδ. Πουρναράς, ISBN 960-242-170-3, 1999. Δήμητρας Κούκουρα, Ρητορική και Εκκλησιαστική Rητορική, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2003
Additional bibliography for study
Ανδρέου Θεοδώρου "Άμωμοι εν οδώ αλληλούια" Εκδόσεις Αποστολικής Διακονίας, Αθήνα 1990
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