Liturgical Theology

Course Information
TitleΛειτουργική / Liturgical Theology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGeorgios Xeilas
Course ID60000281

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 10
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course536

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
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)
Learning Outcomes
Liturgics The main learning objective of this course is for the student to utilize our rich liturgical tradition in the field of research, in the academic process and in the pastoral activity of the Church.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this course the following will be examined: The History and Theology of Christian Worship. The meaning of the terms Liturgy, Liturgics, Worship, Teleturgics, Liturgical Theology and Theology of Worship. Liturgical prayer as the object of Christian worship. Man as a liturgical being, the biblical, doctrinal, social and secular character of Divine Worship. Sources of Luturgics, Liturgical Hermeneutics. Liturgical types of the East and West. The Divine Liturgy. The origins of the Eucharist. The Eucharistic unity of the clergy and laity. Eucharistic ecclesiology. Liturgics and spiritual life. Liturgy and the world. The evolution and formation of the Divine Liturgy. Interpretation of the Divine Liturgy based on liturgical commentaries. Analysis of the Liturgies of the Apostolic Constitutions, St. Mark, St. James, Armenian, and Roman. Modern liturgical problems and opportunities for liturgical renewal. This course requires student participation in both training exercises in the Metropolises and parishes of Greece for the study of their respective liturgical lives, as well as the weekly worship gathering in the chapel of the School.
Worship, Liturgics, Liturgical Theology, Theology of Worship, Liturgy, Divine Liturgy, Eucharist
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
Other / Others552.2
Student Assessment
Students are questioned in writting and orally on issues discussed in class. Assessment is based upon whether students state clear answers and develop personal critical attitude towards course thematic.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1α. Παναγιώτης Σκαλτσής, Λειτουργικές Μελέτες, Τόμοι Α’-Β’, εκδόσεις Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη 1999, 2006. 1β. Ιωάννης Φουντούλης, Κείμενα Λειτουργικής Γ΄(Αι Θείαι Λειτουργίαι), εκδόσεις Μιχαήλ Φουντούλη, Θεσσαλονίκη 1998. 2. Γεώργιος Φίλιας, Παράδοση και εξέλιξη στη Λατρεία της Εκκλησίας, εκδόσεις Γρηγόρη, Αθήνα 2006.
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