Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStylianos Chatzigrigogiou
Course ID60004630

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
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)
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 Mysteries as they are celebrated in the Orthodox Church. -connect the elements of historical evolution concerning the ritual acts' -understand the meaning of the ritual acts.
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 historical development and current ritual celebration of the sacramental Mysteries of the Orthodox Church. At the same time we refer to the meaning of the ritual acts so that we understand completely the actions. 1. Introduction to the course. Prebaptismal acts and prayers. 2. Time and days for the celebration of Baptism. Baptismal preparation and the origins of Lent. 3. Baptism – historical and teleturgical examination I. 4. Baptism – historical and teleturgical examination II. 5. Betrothal and Matrimony. 6. Unction – historical and teleturgical examination. 7. The communion of the sick (preparation – preservation – offering of Holy Communion). 8. Funerary Rites. 9. Blessing of the Waters (small and great). 10. Ordination (deacon - presbyter - bishop). 11. Church consecration. 12. The sacramental life of the Church and mass media. 13. General discussion. Review.
Liturgics, Sacraments, Teleturgics.
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Contact with 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)
Ιωάννου Μ. Φουντούλη, Τελετουργικά θέματα. «Ευσχημόνως και κατά τάξιν», τόμος Α΄ [Λογική Λατρεία 12], Αποστολική Διακονία: Αθήνα, 2002.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Everett Ferguson, Baptism in the Early Church. History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries, William B. Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge U.K., 2009. 2. Γεωργίου Ν. Φίλια, Το Βάπτισμα κατά τις λειτουργικές πηγές της αντιοχειανής εκκλησίας, Αθήνα, 1996. 3. Ιωάννου Μ. Φουντούλη, Τελετουργικά θέματα. «Ευσχημόνως και κατά τάξιν», τόμος Β΄ [Λογική Λατρεία 12], Αποστολική Διακονία: Αθήνα, 2006. 4. ________, Τελετουργικά θέματα. «Ευσχημόνως και κατά τάξιν», τόμος Γ΄ [Λογική Λατρεία 12], Αποστολική Διακονία: Αθήνα, 2007. 5. ________, Απαντήσεις εις Λειτουργικάς Απορίας, τ. Α΄ (1-150), Αποστολική Διακονία, Αθήνα, 51997· τ. Β΄ (151-300), Αθήνα, 51994· τ. Γ΄ (301-400), Αθήνα, 21991· τ. Δ΄ (401-500), Αθήνα, 1994· και τ. Ε΄ (501-600), Αθήνα, 2003. 6. Παναγιώτου Ν. Τρεμπέλα, Μικρόν Ευχολόγιον, τ. Α΄-Β΄, έκδ. β΄, Σωτήρ: Αθήναι, 1988. 7. Παναγιώτου Ι. Σκαλτσή, Γάμος και θεία Λειτουργία. Συμβολή στην ιστορία και τη θεολογία της λατρείας, Πουρναρά: Θεσσαλονίκη, 1998. 8. Γεωργίου Ρήγα (οικονόμου), Ζητήματα Τυπικού, β΄ έκδ. [Λειτουργικά Βλατάδων 2], Πατριαρχικό Ίδρυμα Πατερικών Μελετών: Θεσσαλονίκη, 1999.
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