Worship and Ecology

Course Information
TitleΘεία λατρεία και οικολογία / Worship and Ecology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorNikos Maghioros
Course ID60005019

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 11
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-3

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID

Class Schedule

FloorFloor 4
HallΑΙΘΟΥΣΑ Ε (102)
CalendarMonday 18:00 to 21:00
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
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 will be able to: - analyze the positions of the Orthodox Church on ecological issues. - research the content of the liturgical texts on ecology. - raise awareness on ecological issues based on Orthodox Tradition and worship
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Worship and Ecology This specific area of study aims to: a) Inform undergraduate students about the ecological and environmental content of the liturgical texts. b) Highlight the Eucharistic dimension of the world and the ecological sensitivities of the Orthodox Church and tradition. c) Study and highlight all the ecological elements that emerge from the Calendar, the Euchologion and the Hymnology of the Church. d) All this ecological richness of Orthodox Worship can assist the undergraduate students in their academic training and their pastoral activity in the Church.
Time, Ecology, Enviroment, liturgical texts
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, "Εις καιρούς και ενιαυτούς". Η Ίνδικτος ως απαρχή ενιαύσιος και εορτή της οικολογίας, εκδ. Δέσποινα Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2015. 2) Γηθόσυνον Σέβασμα: Αντίδωρον τιμής και μνήμης εις τον μακαριστόν Καθηγητήν της Λειτουργικής Ιωάννην Μ. Φουντούλην, τ. Α΄, εκδ. Αδελφών Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2013.
Additional bibliography for study
1.Ιωάννη Γαλάνη,Άνθρωπος και κτίση στη βιβλική παράδοση(Βιβλική Βιβλιοθήκη 44),εκδ.Π.Πουρναρά,Θεσσολονίκη 2009. 2.Ιωάννη Ζηζιούλα(Μητρ.Περγάμου),Η κτίση ως Ευχαριστία .Θεολογική προσέγγιση στο πρόβλημα της Οικολογίας,εκδ.<<Ακρίτας>>,Αθήνα 1992. 3.Θωμά Ιωαννίδη,Άνθρωπος και κόσμος κατά τον Απόστολο Παύλο(Βιβλική Βιβλιοθήκη-41),εκδ.Π.Πουρναρά ,Θεσσαλονίκη 2008. 4.Ανέστη Κεσελόπουλου,Άνθρωπος και φυσικό περιβάλλον.Σπουδή στον άγιο Συμεών το Νέο Θεολόγο,εκδ.<<Δόμος>>,Αθήνα 1998. 5.Ο Απόστολος Παύλος και το φυσικό περιβάλλον.Ε'Παύλεια.Πρακτικά Διεθνούς Επιστημονικού Συνεδρίου,Βέροια 1999.
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