Byzantine and post-byzantine liturgical commentaries

Course Information
TitleΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΑ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΤΑΒΥΖΑΝΤΙΝΑ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΚΑ ΥΠΟΜΝΗΜΑΤΑ. / Byzantine and post-byzantine liturgical commentaries
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorChrysostomos (ioannis) Nassis
Course ID60005130

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 introductory courses in Liturgics. Adequate knowledge and ability in writing research papers.
Learning Outcomes
Throughout the course students will strive to attain a thorough knowledge of the rich repository of information pertaining to liturgiological research contained in the Byzantine and post-Byzantine liturgical commentaries. The student will also gain the ability to perceive relationships within the texts and with the Church’s liturgical practice and theology.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Specialized understanding and comparative study of the Byzantine and Post-byzantine liturgical commentaries. The “vision” of the liturgical act. Authorship, manuscript tradition, reception. The mutual relationship between the commentaries and liturgical practice. 1. Τhe Byzantine Liturgical Commentaries. Introduction. 2. Baptismal Catecheses 3. The Corpus Dionysiacum. 4. Mystagogy of Maximus the Confessor. 5. Ecclesiastical History and Mystical Theory of Germanos of Constantinople. 6. Theodore-Nicholas of Andida “Protheoria”. 7. Liturgical Commentaries of Nicholas Cabasilas I. 8. Liturgical Commentaries of Nicholas Cabasilas II. 9. Presentation of the Project 10. Liturgical Commentaries of Symeon of Thessaloniki I. 11. Liturgical Commentaries of Symeon of Thessaloniki II. 12. Post- Byzantine Liturgical Commentaries. 13. Presentation of Research Papers.
Byzantine and post-Byzantine liturgical commentaries, pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Maximus the Confessor, Nicholas-Theodore of Andida, Nicholas Cabasilas, Symeon of Thessaloniki
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
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 Assigment80
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities6
Written assigments84
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
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