To approach the ideological currents, the targets and the requests of the period. To understand the passing from the empires to the national states, the national Churches, and the postmodernity, in relation to the mystery of the Church which services the eschatological perspective of the human being in the changing world.
Course Content (Syllabus)
202. History and Texts of the Church of Greece
The course examines the history and texts of the Church of Greece. We study the formation of the “autocephalon” of the Church of Greece, as a consequence of the ideology of the Enlightenment and the principle of the nationalities that lead to the breakdown of pre-existing unity of the Orthodox Genus, the “Romiosyni”, the “Rum millet”, who had as center and benchmark the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the “Ethnarchousa” Church of Constantinople. The ethnocratic formation creates in Greece the first Orthodox autocephalous Church of the Balkans. We approach the ideological preconditions of 1833’s decision, of the emission of the Patriarchal and Synodal Volume of 1850, but also the continuity of “politeiokratia” during the whole 19th century in the Church of Greece, in comparison and reference with the jurisdictions of the Ethnarchy in the Ecumenical Patriarchate, especially during the period of the reforms – the “Tanzimat” and the General Regulations (“Genikoi Kanonismoi”) in the 19th century. Alongside we present and study ecclesiastical texts of that era.
Book used : Metr. Andreas Nanakis, The Ecumenical Patriarchate to the late Ottoman Empire; from Gender and Ethnarchy to the nation, ed. Barbounakis, Thessaloniki 2013
(Metropolitan. Andreas Nanakis)
History and Literature, autocephalous of the Church of Greece, Orthodox Genus, Ecumenical Patriarchate, ethnarchy, General Regulations
Additional bibliography for study
Νανάκη Α., Εκκλησία εθναρχούσα και εθνική, εκδόσεις Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2002.
Νανάκη Α., Εκκλησία Γένος Ελληνισμός, εκδόσεις Τέρτιος, Κατερίνη 1993.
Νανάκη Α., Εκκλησία και Ελ. Βενιζέλος, εκδόσεις Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008.
Παπαδόπουλου Χρ., Ιστορία της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος, τ. Α΄, εν Αθήναις 1920.
Κονιδάρη Ι., Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία της Ελλάδος, τ. Β΄, εκδόσεις Γρηγόρη, Αθήνα 2011.
Σταματόπουλου Δ., Μεταρρύθμιση και εκκοσμίκευση, εκδόσεις Αλεξάνδρεια, Αθήνα 2003.