Course Content (Syllabus)
This course studies the terminology and development of ecclesiastical hymnography, the types of hymns, their incorporation in Divine Worship and their theological interpretation. It explores the development and importance of Byzantine music, the types of melody as well as the ineffable relationship between hymn and melody. It also examines the liturgical dimension of the Byzantine icon, such as its place in the Church, the significance of its veneration, its Eucharistic importance and the hymnographic references to it.
hymnography, hymn, Byzantine music, Byzantine icon, melody
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Παναγιώτης Τρεμπέλας, Εκλογή Ελληνικής Ορθοδόξου Υμνογραφίας, εκδ. «Ο Σωτήρ», Αθήνα 2007.
2.Πατάπιος μοναχός Καυσοκαλυβίτης, Αθωνικά υμναγιολογικά μελετήματα 1, εκδ. Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014