Triodion-Pentecostarion: Liturgical periods, Content of the relative Liturgical Books

Course Information
TitleΤριώδιον-Πεντηκοστάριον: Λειτουργικές περίοδοι, περιεχόμενο λειτουργικών βιβλίων / Triodion-Pentecostarion: Liturgical periods, Content of the relative Liturgical Books
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorStylianos Chatzigrigogiou
Course ID600015875

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
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 the student can: 1. describe the historical evolution and formation of the liturgical books of the Triodion and the Pentecostarion, which are in use 2.analyze the reasons and the conditions of the movable feasts' constitution. 3. explicate with clarity and accuracy the content of the hymns in each feast.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Feasts and hymns, with the consequent typical forms, set up the liturgical books of the Triodion and the Pentecostarion, which involve the movable feasts from the Synday of the Publican and the Pharisee to the Sunday of All Saints. These books constitute the liturgical collections, taken shape through the centuries, inside of various stages of development. During the semester we will present the process of conformation, the content and the structure of these liturgical collections as well as the theological content of the movable feasts depend on Easter. 1. The constitution of the Triodion and the Pentecostarion and the stages of the handwritten and printed development 2. The hymnographical material and the poets of the printed Triodion and Pentecostarion, which are in use 3. The first, second and third Sundays before Lent 4. The Lent and the Sundays in Lent 5. The first Saturday in Lent and the Akathist hymn 6. The Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete 7. Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday 8. Great and Holy Week 9. Easter and Bright Week 10. The weeks after Easter 11. The Mid-Pentecost, the Wednesday of the Sixth Week and the Ascension of Christ 12. The two All Souls’ Days 13. Pentecost and the Sunday of All Saints
Triodion, Pentecostarion, Byzantine rite, theology of the divine worship, liturgical year
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Contact with the students by e-mail.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment291.2
Written assigments301.2
Student Assessment
Oral examination given during the exam period with questions derived from the material covered throughout the semester (80%). Writing an assay (20%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Χατζηγρηγορίου, Στυλιανού (Πρωτοπρ.), Εορτές και Ύμνοι στο λειτουργικό βιβλίο «Πεντηκοστάριον». Συμβολή στην μελέτη της δομής και του περιεχομένου του, εκδ. «Δέσποινα Κυριακίδη», Θεσσαλονίκη 2014.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Ευαγγέλου, Θεοδώρου Δ., Η μορφωτική αξία του ισχύοντος Τριωδίου, Αθήναι, 1958. 2. Καλύβα, Αλκιβιάδη Κ. (Πρωτοπρ.), Η Μεγάλη Εβδομάδα και το Πάσχα στην ελληνορθόδοξη Εκκλησία, μτφρ. Δήμητρας Κούκουρα, Πουρναρά: Θεσσαλονίκη, 1999. 3. Φουντούλη, Ιωάννη Μ., Λογική Λατρεία [Λογική Λατρεία 5 ], Αποστολική Διακονία της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος: Αθήνα, 1984 . 4. Σμέμαν, Αλεξάνδρου (πρωτοπρ.), Εορτολόγιο, ετήσιος εκκλησιαστικός κύκλος [Βίωση της Πίστης Β΄], μτφρ. Ιωσήφ Ροηλίδης, Ακρίτας: Αθήνα, 1997.
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