Interorthodox liturgical themes

Course Information
TitleΔΙΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΑ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΚΑ ΘΕΜΑΤΑ / Interorthodox liturgical themes
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorChrysostomos (ioannis) Nassis
Course ID60002724

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
For graduate theologians: Good academic performance in all Liturgics classes. Adequate knowledge and ability in writing research papers. For graduates of other Schools: Good handling of the material taught in the core courses in Liturgics. Adequate knowledge and ability in writing research papers.
Learning Outcomes
Throughout the course students will be challenged to pin-point and examine special, local liturgical traditions and practices of local Orthodox Churches. These particularities must have a pan-Orthodox character. Students will also study contemporary problems and new alternative liturgical forms as well as the diverse ancient liturgical rites.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
The general aim of the course is to offer an in depth investigation of liturgical issues that are of interest on a pan-Orthodox level, in historical and theological perspective. 1. Liturgical rites of Egypt and of the East. 2. Baptism (variations – deviations). 3. The consecration of Chrism and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. 4. Issues in the Eucharist. 5. The diptychs. 6. The calendar of feasts. 7. The ancient Slavonic typikon of Cyril and Methodius. 8. The liturgical reforms in the Church of Russia under Patriarch Nikon. 9. Liturgical information from travelers during the post-Byzantine period (Constantinople, Jerusalem, Mt Athos, Thessaloniki). 10. The Western Rite in the Orthodox Church. 11. The typikon of New Skete Monastery (Cambride, NY, U.S.A.). 12. Research paper presentations. 13. Research paper presentations.
Liturgics, Particularities in the Worship of the Orthodox Churches, Inter-Orthodox Issues in Worship
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Student Assessment
Students will be evaluated on the basis of a research paper they will prepare and present to a plenary session of our class. The topic selected must be approved by the professor. In the study the student must demonstrate awareness of the basic bibliography relative to the topic chosen. The paper must be 10-15 pages in length (font: text, 12 pts and footnotes, 10 pts; line spacing: 1.5). Footnotes must be consistent and must follow an established method of referencing.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
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