Upon successful completion of the course instruction, students will be able to:
1.Compare the historical development of Christian worship throughout the centuries with respect to the worship traditions of other world religions.
2.Be familiar with the symbolical-theological terminology.
3.To comparatively describe local forms of worship (liturgical rites) and their mutual influences.
4.To apply their knowledge stemming from the history and the theology of divine worship in both a school and church setting, with the purpose of its proper understanding and celebration.
5.To analyze and interpret contemporary liturgical practice in relation to the historical sources of divine worship.
Course Content (Syllabus)
1.Introductive issues of Liturgics are taught in thFunctiois cource. The sources of Liturgics and the historical evolution of Divine Worship. Furthermore, the liturgical types of East and West. Themes
2.1. Introduction to Liturgics. 2. Indirect and main sources 3. The Divine Worship in the New Testament. 4. Historical evolution of worship from the 2nd to the 7rd century.
5. The Worship from the 8th Century to the present. 6. Liturgical types of the East. 7. Liturgical types of the West. 8. Byzantine liturgicalal type. 9. The Theology of the Mystery of the Eucharist and the differences between Orthodox and heretical perceptions of the sacrament. 10. General and specific
conditions for participation in the mystery of the Eucharist. 11. Sunday
in ecclesiastical tradition and liturgical practice. 12. The privileges of Sunday
compared to other days of the week. 13. Memorial and Sunday. Sunday and
Functional, Divine Worship, Functional Forms, Divine Thanksgiving
Additional bibliography for study
«Η ακρίβεια στη λειτουργική τάξη κατά τη διδασκαλία των Κολλυβάδων», Πρακτικά Συνεδρίου «Ο Άγιος Μακάριος (Νοταράς) - Γενάρχης του Φιλοκαλισμού - Μητροπολίτης Κορίνθου και ο περίγυρός του» (Κόρινθος - Ξυλόκαστρο 2005), επιμέλεια Στυλιανου Γ. Παπαδοπουλου, Αθήνα 2006, σσ. 465-502