|Title||Η ΝΟΕΡΑ ΠΡΟΣΕΥΧΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΗ ΛΕΙΤΟΥΡΓΙΚΗ ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΗ / THE INAUDIBLE PRAYER IN THE ORTHODOX LITURGICAL TRADITION|
|School||Social Theology and Christian Culture|
|Cycle / Level||1st / Undergraduate|
Programme of Study: UPS of School of Pastoral and Social Theology (2013-today)
Registered students: 24
|Academic Year||2019 – 2020|
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Type of the Course
- Scientific Area
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
- Face to face
Digital Course Content
- e-Study Guide https://qa.auth.gr/en/class/1/600149537
- At the Website of the School:
Language of Instruction
- Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learningoutcomes: Upon successful completion of the course instruction, students will be able to: 1. Offer insight regarding ceaseless prayer of the Orthodox liturgical tradition. 2. Compare the practice of common prayer with that of private noetic prayer. 3. Analyze the historical elements in relation to the diachronic lived experience of practitioners of ceaseless noetic prayer. 4. Distinguishthe fundamental and foundational differences between noetic prayer of the Orthodox tradition with apparently similar practices of eastern religions. 5. To verify the continuity that exists with respect to noetic prayer.
- Apply knowledge in practice
- Work autonomously
- Work in teams
- Work in an interdisciplinary team
- Generate new research ideas
- Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Continued mental prayer of the Orthodox tradition is examined not only as one neptic virtue but part of any worship. An investigation is made of the 'principles and Biblical Foundations . Identifies the fetal forms of continuity, the ways of hermits or monasteries of sleepless . Record the conditions , obstacles, evolutionary stages and spiritual fruitfulness of the Jesus Prayer . Highlights the relationship of mental prayer with the common worship and Eucharistic life. SCHEDULE OF SUPPLIES : 1. Institution and charism in the Orthodox tradition. 2. Biblical foundations on unceasing prayer . 3 . The Sleepless glorification of God. 4. The sanctification through the sacraments and prayer neptic work. 5. Dimoteleis congregations and mental prayer . 6. The people of God and the Jesus Prayer . 7. The Jesus Prayer as a true perpetual worship God. 8. Anonymous Hesychast Athonite and Elder Joseph laborers noetic prayer . 9. On the method of mental prayer in general. 10. The conditions of noetic prayer . 11. The obstacles to achieving mental prayer . 12. The fruits of mental prayer . 13. Report hermeneutics in source texts.
mental prayer, Orthodox tradition, worship of God
Educational Material Types
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
- Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Contact by email
Considered necessary the participation of students in order to Functional Exercises that deinergeitai each Thursday during the celebration of Matins and Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Trinity on the 4th Floor of the School. Students are assessed in the oral exam period.
Student Assessment methods
- Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αρχιμ. Νικ. Σκρέττα, Η νοερά προσευχή. Έκφραση αληθούς λατρείας Θεού. [Σειρά: Κανονικά και λειτουργικά 2], εκδ. Μυγδονία, Θεσσαλονίκη 2006.
Additional bibliography for study
Π. Σκαλτσή, Η παράδοση της κοινής και της κατ’ ιδία προσευχής με αναφορά στο Ωρολόγιο του Θηκαρά, εκδ. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008.