Slavic Hagiology

Course Information
TitleΣλαβική Αγιολογία / Slavic Hagiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEleni Oikonomou
Course ID60002501

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-3

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

Class Schedule

HallΕξ αποστάσεως (900)
CalendarΤετάρτη 18:00 έως 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)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: -Point out the saint’s anthropological type in the Christian society of the Slavs -Record the importance of the image in the Slavic hagiology -Describe female holiness in the Balkans -Interpret sources and typology of Slavic hagiology -Realize the significane of Slavic hagiology for the Orthodox Church
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The subject of this course is the study of the origin, evolution and diachronic characteristics of the saint-model and the perception of saintliness in the Slavs. The students are taught how to interpret sources. Particularly the following issues are studied: Sources, periodization, typology of Slavic hagiology. The icon’s position in the Russian calendar of saints. Hagiologic sources of the West Slavic Christianity. South Slavic saints. Female saintliness in the Balkans. The ethics of the disguised transgender love. The Slavic Churches during the short 20th century (1917/1945-1989/1991): Neo-martyrs. The hagiology of Slavic diaspora. The imbued fleece: The hagiologic model in the arts of entertainment (theatre, lyric drama, cinema, 19th-20th centuries).
Holiness, Slavs, female holiness, Balkans
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
The use of Power Point, distance learning, movie screenings
Course Organization
Reading Assigment170.7
Written assigments170.7
Student Assessment
Oral Exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Δ. Β. Γόνης, Ο όσιος Ιωάννης ο Ριλιώτης. Προλεγόμενα στα υμναγιολογικά ελληνικά κείμενα, Αθήνα: Αρμός, 1997.
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