The Parish in History and Present times

Course Information
TitleΗ Ενορία στην ιστορία και το παρόν (I) / The Parish in History and Present times
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorPetros Panagiotopoulos
Course ID600015622

Programme of Study: Theology and Culture

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CΗristianikī Grammateía kai IstoríaEE-EMVATHYNSĪS1110
Systīmatikī THeología, Koinōniología kai Spoudī tīs THrīskeíasYE-EMVATHYNSĪS1110
Praktikī THeología kai PaidagōgikīEE-EMVATHYNSĪS1110

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students understand the structure and the organisation of the parish, which is the core cell of the ecclesiological life. The relations between the parish and the bishopship are examined through history. The students visit parishes of urban, suburban and rural environment and they, especially the members of the clerish, become familiar with the parish pastoral work. The students are trained into the basic aspects of the parish pastoral work. The students specialise into the pastoral work of the youth. The students become familiar with the problems of the elderly. The students learn to organise social and voluntary work.
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 autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In courses the ecclesiological character of the parish institution is praised, its appearance forms, and its establishment and operation at various phases of church life and interaction with the wider church and social structure are examined. Alongsid the role of the Parish in modern reality, its internal organization as well as its problems and prospects are investigated.
parish, pastoral work, bishopship, social work, volunteering,
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • field trips
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 Assigment50
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities15
Written assigments70
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Συλλογικός τόμος: Η ενορία: Προς μια νέα ανακάλυψή της, εκδόσεις Ακρίτας, Αθήνα
Additional bibliography for study
π.Β.Καλλιακμάνη, Εκκλησιολογία και ποιμαντική, εκδόσεις Μυγδονία, Θεσσαλονίκη π.Γ.Μεταλληνού, Η ενορία: ο Χριστός εν τω μέσω ημών, Αθήνα
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