Course Information
TitleΕκκλησιαστικό Δίκαιο / Ecclesiastical Law
CodeΥΕ29
FacultyTheology
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorDimitrios Nikolakakis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600018243

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

Registered students: 243
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600149501
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
On completion of the module the students will be able to : 1. describe and analyze the sources of ecclesiastical law 2. describe and analyze the domestic law of Orthodox Church 3. describe the State relations with : a. religious communities in general b. the Orthodox Church of Greece 4. describe and analyze specific matters of the Law of the Orthodox Church of Greece. Special discussion is undertaken concerning her statutory legislation in Greek territory. 5. describe and analyze the particular ecclesiastical regimes in Greek territory, i.e. provinces of Ecumenical Throne, Mount Athos, semi-Autonomous Church of Crete, Dodecanese.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • 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)
This module introduces and examines the study of the Law of the Orthodox Church and the relations between the State and religious communities in general. It examines also how religious groups organize themselves within the State legal framework. The study of the right of Religious Freedom is also part of the course. The Law of the Orthodox Church of Greece and the particular ecclesiastical regimes in Greek territory, i.e. the Church of Crete, Mount Athos (Agion Oros) and the ecclesiastical provinces of the Dodecanese, are also examined. 1RST WEEK : DEFINITIONS, SOURCES AND PURPOSE OF ECCLESIASTICAL LAW 2ND WEEK: THE RIGHT OF THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM 3RD WEEK: THE CONDITIONS AND THE PROCEDURE FOR GRANTING INDEPENDENCE TO LOCAL CHURCHES. ECCLESIASTICAL AUTOCEPHALY AND AUTONOMY. 4TH WEEK : THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH (CLERGYMEN, LAITY, MONKS) 5TH WEEK : CENTRAL ORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH OF GREECE 6TH WEEK : PERIPHERAL ORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH OF GREECE 7TH WEEK : THE MINISTRY OF THE PRIESTS (SANCTIFYING, TEACHING, GOVERNING) 8TH WEEK : THE SPECIAL LEGAL TREATMENT OF THE CLERGYMEN AND THE MONKS 9TH WEEK : ECCLESIASTICAL OFFENCES-ECCLESIASTICAL PUNISHMENTS 10TH WEEK : ECCLESIASTICAL COURTS –ECCLESIASTICAL PROCEDURE LAW 11TH WEEK : THE LEGAL AND CANONICAL STATUS OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE IN GREEK TERRITORY 12TH WEEK : THE PARTICULAR ECCLESIASTICAL REGIMES OF MOUNT ATHOS, OF THE CHURCH OF CRETE AND OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCES OF DODECANESE 13TH WEEK : THE ORTHODOX DIASPORA
Keywords
Ecclesiastical Law, Canon Law, State and Church Relations, Religious Freedom, Greek Orthodox Church, Ecumenical Partiarchate, Mount Athos.
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
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.6
Written assigments311.2
Study, Analysis and Elaboration of the Sources301.2
Total1004
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ι. Κονιδάρη (σε συνεργασία με Β.Κ. Μάρκου), Εγχειρίδιο εκκλησιαστικού δικαίου , εκδ. Σάκκουλα Α.Ε., Αθήνα-Θεσσαλονίκη 2016.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Θ. Γιάγκου-Γ. Πουλή, Πηγές του εκκλησιαστικού Ποινικού δικαίου, Θεσσαλονίκη 2007. 2. Ν. Μίλας, Το εκκλησιαστικόν δίκαιον της Ορθοδόξου Ανατολικής Εκκλησίας, (μετ. Μ. Αποστολόπουλου), Αθήναι 1906. 3. Π. Μπούμη, Κανονικό Δίκαιο, Αθήνα 1991. 4. Π. Παναγιωτάκου, Σύστημα του εκκλησιαστικού δικαίου κατά την εν Ελλάδι ισχύν αυ- τού, τ. Γ΄-Δ΄, εν Αθήναις 1962-1957 (ανατ. Θεσσαλονίκη 1999). 5. Κ. Ράλλη, Ποινικόν Δίκαιον της Ορθοδόξου ανατολικής Εκκλησίας, Θεσσαλονίκη 1998. 6. Grigorios Papathomas, L’ Église de Grèce dans l’ Europe unie, εκδ. Επέκταση, Κατερί- νη 1998. 7. Του αυτού, Le Patriarcat oecuménique de Constantinople (y compris la Politeia monastique du Mont Athos) dans l’ Europe unie , Κατερίνη 1998. 8. Σπ. Τρωϊάνου-Γ.Πουλή, Εκκλησιαστικό δίκαιο , εκδ. Αντώνιος Ν. Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα- Κομοτηνή 2003. 9. G. ROBBERS, State and Church in the European Union, Baden-Baden 2005. 10. Ι. Κονιδάρη (με τη συνεργασία Γ.Ι. Ανδρουτσόπουλου), Ιδιαίτερα εκκλησιαστικά κα- θεστώτα στην ελληνική επικράτεια, Αθήνα-Θεσσαλονίκη 2017.
Last Update
02-11-2020