Unceasing Worship and the book of Psalms

Course Information
TitleΑδιάλλειπτη λατρεία και ψαλτήριο / Unceasing Worship and the book of Psalms
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorPanagiotis Skaltsis
Course ID60005336

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Georgios Cheilas
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course students are able to: - To analyze the positions of the Orthodox Church for uninterrupted worship - To research the influence of the Psalms on the liturgical tradition of the Orthodox Church. - To record the evolution of the Service of the Twelve Psalms in the Service of the Mesoria (Mid-Hours)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Unceasing Prayer and the Psalter This specific area of study aims to: a) Inform undergraduate students in the liturgical dimensions of unceasing prayer and the liturgical structure and use of the Psalter. b) Study the Service of the Twelve Psalms in the ascetic texts and the manuscript tradition. c) Research the evolution of the Service of the Twelve Psalms in the Service of the Mesoria (Mid-Hours). d) Examine the liturgical use of the Mesoria (Mid-Hours). e) All this liturgical richness can assist the undergraduate students in their academic training and their pastoral activity in the Church.
Unceasing Prayer, Mesoria (Mid- Hours), Psalter
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
a) use of the computer and the projector for the presentation of slides, hymns with sound and announcements concerning the subsections of the course b) use of the internet and search for topics related to the courses of the course
Course Organization
Reading Assigment170.7
Written assigments160.6
Student Assessment
Students are questioned in writting and orally on issues discussed in class. Assessment is based upon whether students state clear answers and develop personal critical attitude towards course thematic.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Παναγιώτη Ι. Σκαλτσή, "Ως είναι την ευχήν άπαυστον". Η ακολουθία των δώδεκα ψαλμών, εκδ. Δέσποινα Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014. 2. Παναγιώτη Ι. Σκαλτσή, Η παράδοση της κοινής και της κατ' ιδίαν προσευχής, με ειδική αναφορά στο Ωρολόγιο του Θηκαρά, εκδ. Π. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008.
Additional bibliography for study
1.Δ.Κ.Μπαλαγεώργου,Η ψαλτική παράδοση των Ακολουθιών του βυζαντινού κοσμικού τυπικού,Αθήνα 2001. 2.Π.Χ.Παναγιωτίδη,Δαυιτική Μελωδία.Η χρήση του Ψαλτηρίου στην Ορθόδοξη Λειτουργική Παράδοση.Μελέτες στην Εκκλησιαστική Μουσική(Ψαλτικά Ανάλεκτα 3),εκδ.<<Επέκταση>>,Κατερίνη 2013. 3.Νικοδήμου Σκρέττα(Αρχιμ.),Η νοερά προσευχή έκφραση αληθούς Λατρείας Θεού.Μετά συναγωγής κειμένων παλαιών και νέων Γερόντων(Σειρά .Κανονικά και Λειτουργικά 2),εκδ.<<Μυγδονία>>,Θεσσαλονίκη 2006. 4.Παναγιώτη Ι.Σκαλτσή,Η παράδοση της κοινής και της κατ'ιδίαν προσευχής ,με ειδική αναφορά στο Ωρολόγιο του Θηκαρά,εκδ.Π.Πουρναρά ,Θεσσαλονίκη 2008. 5.Ιωάννου Μ.Φουντούλη,Η εικοσιτετράωρος ακοίμητος δοξολογία,Διατριβή επί Διδακτορία ,εκδ.<Αστήρ>>,Αθήναι 1963.
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