Upon successful completion of the course instruction, students will be able to:
1.Describe the manifestation, necessity, diachronicity, meaning, content and anagogical dynamism of the Symbol.
2.Analyze the theology of Symbols in Biblical typology anddéroulement of liturgical services.
3.Compare the meanings of realism and symbol.
4.Exercise their ability to understand the importance of the liturgical concept of space and time during the celebration of divine worship in an Orthodox temple at times of prayer, in comparison to the philosophical and scientific perspectives of time and space.
5.To connect theory and practice, during the analysis of realistic and symbolic language.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Reference and exploration of space and time conditions operating on the basis of functional and literature memos maximum teacher of worship the late Byzantine period Simeon Archbishop of Thessaloniki ( 1429 ) .
Individual modules are structured as follows :
1. Introductory issues of life and times of St. Simeon.
2. General report on the use of symbolism in the Orthodox Divine Liturgy .
3. Realism and Symbol ( crisis of the symbol and the symbolic language of worship ) .
5. The creation of God as a place of human life and the sacred temple as a place of worship.
6. The operands in the sacred space of the church and the symbolic importance.
7. Functional area and sanctification of man.
8. The operating time and sanctification .
9. The operating time as a breach of this weather as the manifestation of the eternal.
10. Evdomatikos time and eternal time .
11. Times of prayer , liturgical events and symbolic reductions of liturgical time.
12. Synthesis space and time in the operating experience of the Orthodox Church.
13. Simeon of Thessaloniki and before him ypomnimatist of divine worship tradition.
space, time, symbol, realism