History and Literature of the Greek Orthodox Church

Course Information
TitleΙστορία και Γραμματεία της Εκκλησιας της Ελλάδος / History and Literature of the Greek Orthodox Church
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAntonia Kyriatzi
Course ID60000264

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 170
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course215

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

Class Schedule

HallΕξ αποστάσεως (900)
CalendarMercoledì 11:00 to 14:00
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
attending the course, participation in discussion or activities
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: -Analyze and understand the historical context of the period we examine. -Describe the historical stages regarding the transition process from the empire to the national state and the consequences for the Church -Value the importance of historical knowledge -Shape critically their own view on significant historical events impact on the modern world
General Competences
  • 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
  • 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)
[202] History and Literature of the Church of Greece The subject of this course is the History and Literature of the Church of Greece. The primary focus is the study and analysis of the formation of the Autocephalous Church of Greece as a consequence of the Greek Revolution, in 1821, and the formation of the modern Greek state. Furthermore, we examine the Church’s position on the geographical area of Greece before the Revolution of 1821, under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, closely analysing the conditions and the problems that arose for the ecclesiastical ones during the Revolution. Next, we examine the arbitrarily proclamation of Autocephaly by Otto's Regency and the conditions that led to the canonical proclamation of the Autocephaly of the Church of Greece by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in 1850. Finally, we divine into the ecclesiastical arrangement of the ‘New Countries’ with the Patriarchal and Synodal Act of 1928, after the Balkan Wars and the annexation of the ‘New Countries’ to the Greek state. The ecclesiastical personalities who played an important role in these developments as well as the ecclesiastical literature of the Church of Greece are also examined in the context of this course.
Church History and Literature, autocephalous of the Church of Greece, Orthodox Church, Ecumenical Patriarchate ethnarchy, General Regulations
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment401.6
Written assigments301.2
Student Assessment
essays written exams written and oral exams for foreign students
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Κωνσταντινίδης Εμμ., Η ανακήρυξις του αυτοκεφάλου της εν Ελλάδι Εκκλησίας (1850) και η θέσις των μητροπόλεων των 'Νέων Χωρών' (1928), Αθήνα: εκδ. Παρρησία 2008. Παπαδόπουλου Χρ., (Αρχιεπ.), Η Εκκλησία της Ελλάδος απ' αρχής μέχρι του 1934, εκδ. Γ΄, Αποστολική Διακονία. Κονιδάρης Γερ., Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία της Ελλάδος, τ. Β΄, 2η εκδ., Αθήνα: εκδ. Γρηγόρη, 2011. Νανάκης Ανδρ., (Μητροπ.), Το Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο στην ύστερη οθωμανική αυτοκρατορία. Από το Γένος και την εθναρχία στο έθνος, εκδ. Μπαρμπουνάκη, 2013. Σταματόπουλου Δ., Μεταρρύθμιση και εκκοσμίκευση, Αθήνα: εκδ. Αλεξάνδρεια, 2003.
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