Pastoral work: The structure and their application-Praxis

Course Information
TitleΠΟΙΜΑΝΤΙΚΟ ΚΑΙ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΟ ΕΡΓΟ ΤΗΣ ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣ-ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΕΣ / Pastoral work: The structure and their application-Praxis
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAthanasios Gkikas
Course ID600000547

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
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
After completing the course and internships, students: They will learn about the practical application of the charity work of the Church They will gain experience through internship in social assistance structures They will be sensitized to social issues and develop ethos of volunteering They will develop the skills necessary for their future employment in social assistance structures
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
  • Generate new research ideas
  • 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 and social work of the Church, as an expression of the unselfish love of its members, can take a variety of forms. Within this lesson, the applications of the pastoral and social work to the spiritual construction and relief of the suffering human being are systematically examined. In this context, visits to social assistance structures are being explored and practical problems are addressed such as illness, various forms of addiction, violence and social exclusion 1. Pastoral and catechetical work in the parish 2. Charity work in the parish 3.Pastoral treatment of addicts 4. Pastoral and health institutions(Hospitals and clinics) 5. Pastoral and Prison System 6. Mass media and violence 7. Social media and their impact 8. Addiction to the use of the internet 9. Ethical view of work 10 Community and social work of the Church 11. Religious violence and Christianity 12. Human rights and ecclesiastical ministry. The problem of immigration 13. Social economy and charity.
pastoral, philanthropy, society, violence, social structures
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 Assigment451.8
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities522.1
Written assigments251
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. The presence of students to the lectures is considered. Those who miss two lectures during the semester must contact the professor for additional/special arrangements.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βασιλείου Θερμού, Στα μονοπάτια του Κόσμου. Ποιμαντικά βήματα στο σήμερα. Αρμός, Αθήνα 2016
Additional bibliography for study
Πρεσβύτερος Δημήτριος Κωνσταντέλος «Βυζαντινή Φιλανθρωπία και Κοινωνική Πρόνοια», εκδ. φως, Αθήνα 1990. Πρωτοπρεσβύτερου Γεωργίου Μεταλληνού, «Ενορία: ο Χριστός εν τω μέσω ημών», Εκδ. Αποστολική Διακονία της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος, Αθήνα 1990. Πρωτοπρεσβύτερου Καρδαμάκη Μιχαήλ, «Πρόκληση για διάλογο ( περί αγωγής και ελευθερίας)», Εκδ. Ακρίτας, Αθήνα 1990. Σταυρόπουλου Αλέξανδρου, Εθνικόν Κέντρον Κοινωνικών Ερευνών «Ποιμαντική προετοιμασία των μελλόνυμφων»(προετοιμασία αγάπης) Συμβολή εις την Ποιμαντικήν θεολογίαν, Ψυχολογίαν και Κοινωνιολογίαν, Αθήνα 1989. Ιερά Μητρόπολις Δημήτριάδος Ακαδημία Θεολογικών Σπουδών, «Φύλο και θρησκεία η θέση της γυναίκας στην εκκλησία», Εκδ. Ίνδικτος, Αθήναι 2004.
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