Issues of Liturgical Theology and Teleturgics on the Fixed Feasts of the Lord

Course Information
TitleΖητήματα Λειτουργικής Θεολογίας και τελετουργικής των ακινήτων Δεσποτικών εορτών / Issues of Liturgical Theology and Teleturgics on the Fixed Feasts of the Lord
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStylianos Chatzigrigogiou
Course ID600019668

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

Registered students: 9
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of material taught in the course: Introduction to Divine Worship (106Y) is necessary
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course a successful student can: -outline the most characteristic ritual acts of the celebration of the fixed feasts of the Lord as they are celebrated in the Orthodox Church. -connect the elements of historical evolution concerning the ritual acts. -understand the liturgical theology of the fixed feasts of the Lord.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this course we study the liturgical theology and current ritual celebration of the fixed feasts of the Lord in the Orthodox Church. At the same time we refer to the meaning of the ritual acts so that we understand completely the actions. 1. The calendars and the configuration of the liturgical year. 2. The "catholic" fasts and their configuration. 3. The feast of Indictus as a feast of the Lord and its ritual elements. 4. Theology, feasts and hagiographic readings of the Holy Cross. 5. The ritual acts of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the Holy Cross Sunday. Their theological meaning. 6.The ritual celebration of the Holy Cross exit and the appeared sign of the Holy Cross. 7. The Nativity of Christ and its pre-feast and after feast period. The hagiographic readings. 8. The "Royal Hours" of Christmas. The small and the Great Compline. 9. The Circumcision of Christ and the first of the year. Their theological interrelation and the ritual orders. 10. The Baptism of our Lord and its pre-feast and after feast period. The hagiographic readings. 11. The "Royal Hours" of Theophany. The Great Blessing of the Waters Th small and the Great Compline. 12. The Presentation of Christ in the Temple and its pre-feast and after feast period. The interrelation of the feast with the service "εις το εκκλησιάσαι παιδίον". 13. The Transfiguration of Christ and its pre-feast and after feast period. The experience of the feast in the liturgical life of the Church.. 13.
Theology, feasts, teleturgics
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Contact with the students by e-mail.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301.2
Written assigments291.2
Student Assessment
Oral examination given during the exam period with questions derived from the material covered throughout the semester (80%). Writing an essay (20%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Στυλιανού Χατζηγρηγορίου (Πρωτοπρ.), Σοί πρέπει ύμνος τω Θεώ [Λειτουργικά και Υμνολογικά Παράλληλα 7], εκδ. Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2016.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Ιωάννου Μ. Φουντούλη, Τελετουργικά θέματα. «Ευσχημόνως και κατά τάξιν», τόμος Α΄ [Λογική Λατρεία 12], Αποστολική Διακονία: Αθήνα, 2002. 2. Ιωάννου Φουντούλη, Λογική Λατρεία [Λογική Λατρεία 5], Αποστολική Διακονία: Αθήνα, 1984. 3. Ιωάννου Φουντούλη, Απαντήσεις εις λειτουργικάς απορίας Α'-Ε', Αποστολική Διακονία: Αθήνα, 1993-2003. 4. Π. Σκαλτσή, Εις καιρούς και ενιαυτούς [Λειτουργικά και Υμνολογικά Παράλληλα 1], εκδ. Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014.
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