Schéseis Politeías kai Ekklīsías.

Course Information
TitleΣχέσεις Πολιτείας και Εκκλησίας. / Schéseis Politeías kai Ekklīsías.
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitrios Nikolakakis
Course ID600016604

Programme of Study: Orthodox Theology and Christian Culture

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Biblical, Patriarchal, Hagiological and Religious StudiesElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization3210
History, Doctrine, Philosophy and ArcheologyElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization3210
Applied TheologyCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)3210

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
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 the course, students : 1. will have deepened into the domestic law of the Orthodox Church, 2. will have understood the grid of protection of the individual right to religious freedom at national and international level, 3. will have a comprehensive picture of the historical evolution of State-Church relations, 4. will have an in-depth study of basic sections of Ecclesiastical Law such as the structure of the Orthodox Church, 5. will have deepened the law of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and of the Church of Greece, 6. will have understood the position and status of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in the Greek and international legal order, 7. will have thoroughly studied the central and peripheral organization of the Church of Greece. 8. will have understood the special legal treatment of clergymen and monks and have deepened the substantive and procedural penal law of the Church, 9. will have deepened the particular ecclesiastical regimes in Greek territory, 10. will be able to conduct scientific work on any of the issues discussed in the classroom, under the guidance of the course coordinator.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Deepening the domestic law of the Orthodox Church. Historical Evo-lu¬tion of State-Church Relations. Deepening the study of the individual right to religious freedom. The structure of the Orthodox Church. Deepening the law of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Church of Greece. Deepening into the particular ecclesiastical regimes in Greek territory. Ecclesiastical property. Special legal treatment of the clergymen and the monks. The Penal Law of the Church. 1RST WEEK: ECCLESIASTICAL LAW AND ITS SOURCES 2ND WEEK: HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF STATE-CHURCH RELATIONS 4TH WEEK: STRUCTURE OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH 5TH WEEK: THE LAW OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE 6TH WEEK: THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE IN GREEK AND INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ORDER 7TH WEEK: CENTRAL ORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH OF GREECE 8TH WEEK: PERIPHERAL ORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH OF GREECE 9TH WEEK: PARTICULAR ECCLESIASTICAL REGIMES IN GREEK TERRITORY 10TH WEEK: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF ECCLESIASTICAL PROPERTY 11TH WEEK: REMUNERATION, INSURANCE, AND RETIREMENT OF CLERGYMEN 12TH WEEK: THE LAW OF MONKS 13TH WEEK: THE PENAL LAW OF THE CHURCH
Ecclesiastical Law, Canon Law, State and Church Relations, Religious Freedom, Autocephalous Churches, Autonomous Churches, Ecumenical Patriarchate, Church of Greece, Clergy, Monks, Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, Standing Holy Synod, Synodical Committees, Metropolices, Parishes, Monasteries, Right of Appeal, Church of Crete, Holy Eparchial Synod, Dodecanese Provinces, Mount Athos, Orthodox Diaspora, Church Property, Monastery Property, Ecclesiastical Offense, Ecclesiastical Punishment, Ecclesiastical Procedure Law, Ecclesiastical Courts.
Educational Material Types
  • Video lectures
  • 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 Assigment68
Study, Analysis and Elaboration of the Sources/Jurisprudence140
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
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