Liturgical Theology

Course Information
TitleΛειτουργική / Liturgical Theology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorNikos Maghioros
Course ID60000281

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 25
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course536

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
With the successful completion of the lectures the student will be able to: - evaluate read the liturgical texts in a critical way in the context of their historical relevance - identify the historical, social, and cultural significance of liturgical texts - realize our rich liturgical tradition in the field of research, in the academic process and in the pastoral activity of the Church
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this course the following will be examined: The History and Theology of Christian Worship. The meaning of the terms Liturgy, Liturgics, Worship, Teleturgics, Liturgical Theology and Theology of Worship. Liturgical prayer as the object of Christian worship. Man as a liturgical being, the biblical, doctrinal, social and secular character of Divine Worship. Sources of Luturgics, Liturgical Hermeneutics. Liturgical types of the East and West. The Divine Liturgy. The origins of the Eucharist. The Eucharistic unity of the clergy and laity. Eucharistic ecclesiology. Liturgics and spiritual life. Liturgy and the world. The evolution and formation of the Divine Liturgy. Interpretation of the Divine Liturgy based on liturgical commentaries. Analysis of the Liturgies of the Apostolic Constitutions, St. Mark, St. James, Armenian, and Roman. Modern liturgical problems and opportunities for liturgical renewal. This course requires student participation in both training exercises in the Metropolises and parishes of Greece for the study of their respective liturgical lives, as well as the weekly worship gathering in the chapel of the School.
Worship, Liturgics, Liturgical Theology, Theology of Worship, Liturgy, Divine Liturgy, Eucharist
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
  • Use of ICT in 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.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work502
Reading Assigment321.3
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.ΠαναγιώτηΙ.Σκαλτή,<<Ιερουργοί και Φιλοθεάμονες>>.Κεφάλαια Ιστορίας και Θεολογίας της Λατρείας(Λειτουργικά και Υμνολογικά Παράλληλα-1),εκδ.Κυριακίδη,Θεσσαλονίκη 2014. 2.Παναγιώτη Ι.Σκαλτσή,Λειτουργικές Μελέτες ΙΙ,εκδ.Π.Πουρναρά,Θεσσαλονίκη 2011.
Additional bibliography for study
1.Juan Danielou,Αγία Γραφή και Λειτουργία.Η βιβλική θεολογία των Μυστηρίων και των εορτών κατά τους Πατέρες της Εκκλησίας,Αθήνα 1981. 2.Γεωργίου Δ.Μεταλληνού,Η θεολογική μαρτυρία της Εκκλησιαστικής Λατρείας,εκδ.Αρμός,Αθήνα 1996. 3.Πρόσωπα και σταθμοί ορόσημα στη διαμόρφωση της Θείας Λατρείας.Πρακτικά ΙΒ' Πανελληνίου Λειτουργικού Συμποσίου Στελεχών Ιερών Μητροπόλεων,Αποστολική Διακονία της Εκκλησίας της Ελλάδος,Αθήνα 2014. 4.Αλεξάνδρου Σμέμαν,Η Εκκλησία Προσευχομένη,εκδ.<<Ακρίτας>>,Αθήνα 2003. 5.Παναγιώτη Ν.Τρεμπέλα,Λειτουργικοί Τύποι Αιγύπτου και Ανατολής(Συμβολαί εις την Ιστορίαν της Χριστιανικής Λατρείας),εν Αθήναις 1961. 6.Παναγιώτη Ν.Τρεμπέλα,Λειτουργικοί Τύποι της Δύσεως και των Διαμαρτυρομένων Agenda,Αθήναι 1966. 7.Ιωάννου Μ.Φουντούλη,Λογική Λατρεία,Αθήνα 1997. 8.Ιωάννου Μ. Φουντούλη,Λειτουργική Α'.Εισαγωγή στη Θεία Λατρεία,Θεσσαλονίκη 2004. 9.Ιωάννου Μ.Φουντούλη,Απαντήσεις εις Λειτουργικάς Απορίας,τόμοι 5,εκδ.Αποστολικής Διακονίας. 10.Ιωάννου Μ.Φουντούλη,Λειτουργικά Θέματα,τόμοι 8. 11.Γεωργίου Ν.Φίλια,Παράδοδη και εξέλιξη στη Λατρεία της Εκκλησίας,εκδ.Γρηγόρη,Αθήνα 2006. 12.Γεωργίου Ν.Φίλια,Λειτουργική,Τόμος Α',εκδ.Γρηγόρη,Αθήνα 2006.
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