Contemporaty issues in Pastoral Ministry, Canon Law and Worship. Interdisciplinary Approaches (Seminar).

Course Information
TitleΣύγχρονα θέματα Ποιμαντικής Διακονίας, Κανονικού Δικαίου και Θείας Λατρείας. Διεπιστημονικές προσεγγίσεις (Σεμινάριο). / Contemporaty issues in Pastoral Ministry, Canon Law and Worship. Interdisciplinary Approaches (Seminar).
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorTheodoros Giagkou
Course ID600015753

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 19
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Biblical, Patriarchal, Hagiological and Religious StudiesElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization2110
History, Doctrine, Philosophy and ArcheologyElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization2110
Applied TheologyCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)2110

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the student: 1. Will know the basic principles relative to the interdisciplinary examination of contemporary issues regarding Pastoral Ministry, Canon Law and Liturgics. 2. Will be able to utilize the ancient catechetical texts in a contemporary setting. 3. Will understand the theology, history, and canonical legislature pertaining to the sacraments of baptism, matrimony, ordination and confession. 4. Will be able to distinguish the monastic institutions as well as the relationship between monasteries and parishes within the ecclesiastical structure.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction. Principles of the interdisciplinary examination of canonico-liturgical / pastoral issues (1.5 hours) 2. Christian initiation (9 hours) 2.1. Catechesis (3 hours) 2.1.1. Ancient Catechetical literature (Ambrose of Milan, Cyril of Jerusalem, John Chrysostom, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Gregory of Nyssa) 2.1.2. The contemporary catechesis of children and adults 2.2. The Mystery of Baptism (6 hours) 2.2.1. The theology of Baptism 2.2.2. History and liturgical development of the rite 2.2.3. Baptism in the canonical tradition 2.2.4. Baptism: Pastoral Issues 3. Confession (6 hours) 3.1. Exomologetaria and the pseudo-canonical tradition 3.2. Prayers of confession 3.3. The theology of spiritual fatherhood 3.4. The interface of confession, psychoanalysis and psychological counseling 4. Monasticism (6 hours) 4.1. Institutions of monastic life – Foundation Documents and Testaments 4.2. Canonical consequences of monastic tonsure 4.3. Monastery and Parish 4.4. Monastic Liturgy 5. Marriage (6 hours) 5.1. Marriage and Canon Law 5.2. The Sacrament of matrimony 5.3. Marriage and pastoral care 5.4. Contempoary challenges (i. the text of the Holy and Great Council: "The Sacrament of Marriage and its Impediments" and ii) the second marriage of clergymen) 6. Priesthood (6 hours) 6.1. Canonical presuppositions for ordination 6.2. The Sacrament of Priesthood 6.3. Order of ordination 6.4. The priest as pastor 7. Semester review (1.5 hours) 8. Presentation of term papers (3 hours)
Canon Law, Pastoral Care, Liturgics, Marriage, Priesthood, Monasticism, Baptism, Confession
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment125
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities33
Written assigments50
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
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