Canon and Ecclesiastical Law

Course Information
TitleΚανονικό και εκκλησιαστικό δίκαιο / Canon and Ecclesiastical Law
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikos Maghioros
Course ID60000298

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 7
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course846

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
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)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
to know the sources of Canon and Ecclesiastical law and the main collections to understand the theological presuppositions of the interpretation of the orthodox canonical tradition to be aware of the ways in which the Orthodox Church is structured and organized and particularly in Greece to understand the different systems of relations between Church and State particularly in Greece to approach the concept of religious freedom and equality according the Greek Constitution and European legislation to be aware of the role of religion in the public space to analyze the main causes of ecclesiastical or religious tensions
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
The main object of the course is the study of various aspects of the Orthodox tradition both historically and in the present. The sources of Canon and Ecclesiastical Law are examined chronologically and systematically as well as their development in relation to a concrete legal framework. It is analysed the relationship between Theology and Law and the nature of the Holy Canons. It is also presented the organizational and administrative structure of the Orthodox Church and especially of the Greek Church. Additionally are examined the basic legal relations of the Orthodox Church and the known religions, as thy are reflected in the current system of State-Church relations in Greece and the obligation of the protection of religious freedom according to the Greek and European law.
Orthodox Canon Law, Ecclesastical Law, Church and State Relations, Religious Freedom
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
  • http://www.canonlawn
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301.2
Written assigments160.6
Student Assessment
Students’ participation in classroom (discussion, asking questions, formulating comments, giving information) is considered as a very important indicator of the interest of the student and is auxiliary to the final evaluation, which is usually oral. Written assignments are taken into account.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Κωνσταντίνος Παπαγεωργίου, Εκκλησιαστικό Δίκαιο, εκδόσεις Μπαρμπουνάκη, Αθήνα- Κομοτηνή 2013. Κωδικός Εύδοξου: 33074652. 2) Πρόδρομος Ακανθόπουλος, Κώδικας Ιερών Κανόνων και Εκκλησιαστικής Νομοθεσίας της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος , εκδόσεις Βάνια, Θεσσαλονίκη 2006. Κωδικός Εύδοξου: 5002.
Additional bibliography for study
Χαράλαμπος Παπαστάθης, Εκκλησιαστικό Δίκαιο, εκδόσεις Σάκουλα, Θεσσαλονίκη 2003. Ιωάννης Κονιδάρης, Εγχειρίδιο εκκλησιαστικού δικαίου, Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλα Α.Ε., Αθήνα - Θεσσαλονίκη 2011 (Β' έκδοση) Κωδικός Εύδοξου: 184831.
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