Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorStylianos Chatzigrigogiou
Course ID60002084

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

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course the students can: - explicate the liturgical practice of the Orthodox Churches. - compare the liturgical specificities of the Orthodox Churches. - connect the elements of the liturgical unity.
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
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The purpose of this course is to understand unity and diversity in the Divine Worship in interorthodox level. It is examined the relationship between dogma and worship, the evolution of st. Sabba's Typikon, the liturgical language, the liturgical usage and generally the liturgical life of the local Orthodox Churches in the world. 1. The relationship between dogma and worship 2. Historical evolution, unity and variety in worship 3. The typikon of st. Sabba and the liturgical unity 4. The liturgical language in the orthodox worship 5. General characteristics of the Byzantine liturgical tradition 6. The existing ecclesiastical typicon 7. The liturgical books 8. The daily cycles of prayer 9. Divine liturgy 10. Frequent or rare holy communion 11. Eucharist and fast 12. Eucharist and confession 13. Liturgical usage
worship, typikon, divine Liturgy, fast, confession
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Contact with the students by e-mail
Course Organization
Reading Assigment291.2
Written assigments301.2
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)
1. Κ. Καραϊσαρίδη, Η συμβολή του π. Δημ. Στανιλοάε στη μελέτη των λειτουργικών θεμάτων, εκδ. Σταμούλη, Αθήνα 1997. 2. Π. Σκαλτσή, Η παράδοση της κοινής και κατ’ ιδίαν προσευχής, Με αναφορά στο Ωρολόγιο του Θηκαρά, εκδ. Π. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Κ. Καραϊσαρίδη, Τα ιδιάζοντα λειτουργικά στοιχεία στην Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία της Ρουμανίας, Αθήνα 1995 (διάθεση από εκδ. Σταμούλη). 2. Ν. Μιλόσεβιτς, Η Θεία Ευχαριστία ως κέντρον της θείας λατρείας, εκδ. Π. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005. 3. Α. Σμέμαν, Η Εκκλησία προσευχομένη, εκδ. Ακρίτας, Αθήνα 2003
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