The Church as a Worshipping Community.

Course Information
TitleΗ Εκκλησία ως λατρεύουσα κοινότητα. / The Church as a Worshipping Community.
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStylianos Chatzigrigogiou
Course ID600015749

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 15
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Biblical, Patriarchal, Hagiological and Religious StudiesElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization1110
History, Doctrine, Philosophy and ArcheologyElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization1110
Applied TheologyCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)1110

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the semester, the student: 1. will be familiar with the basic aspects of the Orthodox Church's Worship in relation to the respective East and West functional traditions 2. Be aware of the content and method of interpretation of the main byzantine and post-Byzantine operative memos. 3. He will know the three Byzantine Aunts Functions and the specific themes that concern their operative order. 4. be aware of the historical evolution and theological witness of the sequences of the night and the operative year.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
During the semester, the basic elements of Orthodox Worship will be studied. In particular, the particular spirit of the theology of Byzantine functional tradition will be examined in relation to the other functional types of East and West. It will be deepened in the history and the operative act of the Three Liturgies (Chrysostom, Vassiliou, Prequist) as well as in the Byzantine and post-Byzantine operative memos. We will also investigate the operating year and the sequences of the night. 1. Introduction to the lesson 2. Character and Achievements of Orthodox Worship 3. Functional formulas of East and West 4. The Three Divine A Functions: Chrysostom's Function 5. The Three Divine Functions B: Operation of M. Vassiliou 6. The Three Divine Functions C: Operation of Primary Gifts 7. Byzantine operative memos 8. Post-Byzantine Operational Memos 9. Formulation of operating year A: the weekly and the civilian cycle 10. The configuration of the operating year B: the fixed cycle of the holidays 11. The sequences of nighttime A: the evening 12. The sequences of the night A: the ax 13. Modern operational issues
Functional, Functional Types, Divine Liturgy, Nymphumeric Sequences, Functional Year, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Functional Memos
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities20
Written assigments90
Student Assessment
• A written exam during the semester (Formal) • Written Work (Concluding)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Last Update