Liturgics II - History and Theology of Divine Worship

Course Information
TitleΛειτουργική ΙΙ- Ιστορία και Θεολογία της Θείας Λατρείας / Liturgics II - History and Theology of Divine Worship
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikolaos-Nikodimos Skrettas-Plexidas
Course ID600018255

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)

Registered students: 194
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course424

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Learningoutcomes: Upon successful completion of the course instruction, students will be able to: 1.Compare the historical development of Christian worship throughout the centuries with respect to the worship traditions of other world religions. 2.Be familiar with the symbolical-theological terminology. 3. To comparatively describe local forms of worship (liturgical rites) and their mutual influences. 4. To apply their knowledge stemming from the history and the theology of divine worship in both a school and church setting, with the purpose of its proper understanding and celebration. 5.To analyze and interpret contemporary liturgical practice in relation to the historical sources of divine worship.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course teaches introductory issues in the science of Litigation. Also, the sources of the Liturgy are studied, the historical development of the Divine worship. The Liturgical types of East and West as well as issues of liturgical theology are analyzed and interpreted. Finally, there is the internship in Liturgy. The 13 teaching units are structured as follows: 2. Introductory issues of the science of Litany. 2. Indirect and main sources of the Liturgy. 3. Divine worship in the New Testament. 4. Historical evolution of the cult from the 2nd to the 7th century. 5. The Divine worship from the HD century until today. 6. Functional Types of the East. 7. Functional Types of the West. 8.Byzantine Liturgical Press. 9. The theology of the sacrament of Holy Eucharist and the differences between Orthodox Eucharist and heretical Eucharistic conceptions. 10. General and special conditions for participation in the sacrament of Eucharist. 11. The day of Sunday in the ecclesiastical tradition and the liturgical act. 12. The privileges of Sunday compared to the other days of the week. 13. Memorials and Sunday. Sunday and Thanksgiving.
Functional, Divine Worship, Functional Forms, Divine Thanksgiving
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
We upload the elearning material for the lesson and communicate with my class by e-mail
Course Organization
Reading Assigment251
Written assigments50.2
Student Assessment
Students are assessed at 80% by written examination and 20% by work
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αρχιμ. Νικ. Σκρέττας, Η Θεία Ευχαριστία και τα προνόμια της Κυριακής κατά τη διδασκαλία των Κολλυβάδων [Σειρά: Κανονικά και Λειτουργικά 7], εκδ. Μυγδονία, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008.
Additional bibliography for study
«Η ακρίβεια στη λειτουργική τάξη κατά τη διδασκαλία των Κολλυβάδων», Πρακτικά Συνεδρίου «Ο Άγιος Μακάριος (Νοταράς) - Γενάρχης του Φιλοκαλισμού - Μητροπολίτης Κορίνθου και ο περίγυρός του» (Κόρινθος - Ξυλόκαστρο 2005), επιμέλεια Στυλιανου Γ. Παπαδοπουλου, Αθήνα 2006, σσ. 465-502
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