Pastoral work: The structures and their application-Theory

Course Information
TitleΠΟΙΜΑΝΤΙΚO ΚΑΙ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΟ ΕΡΓΟ ΤΗΣ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣ-ΘΕΩΡΙΑ / Pastoral work: The structures and their application-Theory
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorObrad Karanovic
Course ID600000545

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
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)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the semester students will be able to: a. to practically participate in the work done in the parish by the priests, b. to apply the principles of theology concerning how the parish functions as a community of persons, c. to cultivate the cooperation of the church with the social institutions d. engage in the ministry of special needs structures / institutions.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The pastoral work and the ministry of the Church in society is an integral part of ecclesiastical life and tradition. The course examines the theological conditions of the pastoral and social work of the Church and the individual forms it takes to address the contemporary spiritual and social needs of the human being. In this connection, issues such as spiritual paternity, reevagelization, philanthropy, entertainment, globalization and religious freedom are dealt with. 1. Pastoral work and dialogue in the modern world. 2. The Priest and the re-evagelisation of the flock. 3. The Priest and the psychological disorders . 4. Spiritual paternity. 5.The priest and family. 6. Person and Society: The Social Ethics of Orthodox Theology. 7. Charity and philanthropy: theological view. 8. Infertility, lameness and adoption. 9. Modern forms of entertainment. 10. Christianity and political economy. 11.Globalization and Christian universality. 12.Politics and Christianity. 13.Religious freedom and faith-citizenship.
Pastoral work, Dialogue, Spiritual Paternity, Charity, Globalization, Society
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Power point e-mail
Course Organization
Reading Assigment401.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities502
Written assigments200.8
Student Assessment
At the end of the semester, they are examined verbally in groups of four or six students on material taught and found in the book offered for the lesson.Those who do not attend the course are obliged to write a paper according to the instructions given by the responsible teacher as a condition of sitting the exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αλεξάνδρου Σταυροπούλου, Ορθόδοξη Συμβουλευτική Ποιμαντική, Εκδ. Αρμός, Αθήνα 2012
Additional bibliography for study
Αιμιλιανού Σηλυβρίας, «Ιερεύς, ενορία και ανανέωση» Εκδ. Μητρόπολη Καλαβρύτων. Αντουράκη Γ. «Ταφή, καύση και ανάσταση των νεκρών», Αθήνα 1986 Αρχιεπισκόπου Αθηνών και πάσης Ελλάδος Χριστοδούλου , «Εκκλησία και το πρόβλημα της Ευθανασίας», Νεάπολις – Θεσσαλονίκης 2002. Αρχιμανδρίτης Αγαθάγγελος Χαραμαντίδης «Η μαρτυρία της αγάπης: Το φιλανθρωπικό και κοινωνικό έργο της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος», Έκδοση κλάδου εκδόσεων επικοινωνιακής και μορφωτικής υπηρεσίας της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος,2001. Αρχιμανδρίτης Γεώργιος (καθηγούμενος της Ι. Μονής Οσίου Γρηγορίού Αγίου Όρους), «Θέματα Εκκλησιολογίας και ποιμαντικής», εκδ. ορθόδοξος κυψέλη, Θεσσαλονίκη 1995. Αρχιμανδρίτης Γαλανόπουλος Μελέτιος Ευάγγελος, «Διατί ταφή και όχι καύσεις των νεκρών» Αρχιμανδρίτης Γεώργιος Καψάνης, «Η ποιμαντική διακονία κατά τους Ιερούς Κανόνας», εκδόσεις Άθως 2003. Αρχιμανδρίτης Ειρηναίος Ι. Χατζηεφραιμίδης, «Θρησκείες και γυναίκα, Η μαρτυρία των κειμένων και της ιστορίας», Φλώρινα 2003. Αρχιμανδρίτου Γοντικάκη Βασιλείου, «Εισοδικόν –Στοιχεία λειτουργικής βιώσεως του μυστηρίου της ενότητος μέσα στην Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία», Εκδ. Ι. Μ. Σταυρονικήτα, Άγιο Όρος 1982.
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