Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorStylianos Chatzigrigogiou
Course ID60001480

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

Registered students: 22
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
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 this course, students can: - describe the historical formation and evolution of the services of the holy sacraments. - ana;yze the liturgical terms included in the services of the holy sacraments. - deepen their understanding of the theological and spiritual meaning of the holy sacraments. - connect the theology of the holy sacraments with the theology and spirituality of the Church in general.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this cource we refer to the theological meaning of the sacraments. We also study their christological, pneumatological and ecclesiological character. And we explicate the symbolism in the divine liturgy. 1. The holy sacraments and their deeper meaning. 2. Relationship between holy sacraments and spiritual life. 3. Christological character of the holy sacraments. 4. Pneumatological character of the holy sacraments. 5. Ecclesiological character of the holy sacraments. 6. The sacraments of Christian initiation in general. 7. The holy Baptism 8. The holy Chrismation 9. The Eucharist 10. The holy Matrimony 11. The holy Unction. 12. Symbols and reality in the divine liturgy. 13. Worldly dimension in the theology of the holy sacraments.
sacraments, Church, spiritual life
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Supported communication with the teacher by e-mail.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment331.3
Written assigments261.0
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. Στ. Χατζηγρηγορίου, Η μυστηριακή ζωή ως βάση της ποιμαντικής διακονίας της Εκκλησίας κατά τον άγιο Νικόλαο Καβάσιλα, ἐκδ. Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2019
Additional bibliography for study
1. Κ. Καραϊσαρίδη, Η συμβολή του π. Δημ. Στανιλοάε στη μελέτη των λειτουργικών θεμάτων, διάθεση από εκδ. Σταμούλη, Αθήνα 1997. 2. Κ. Καραϊσαρίδη, Αναβαθμοί Λειτουργικής Ζωής, εκδ. Άθως, Αθήνα 2008 3. Ν. Μιλόσεβιτς, Η Θεία Ευχαριστία ως κέντρον της θείας λατρείας, εκδ. Π. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005. 4. Α. Σμέμαν, Η Εκκλησία προσευχομένη, εκδ. Ακρίτας, Αθήνα 2003 5. Π. Σκαλτσή, Η παράδοση της κοινής και κατ’ ιδίαν προσευχής, Με αναφορά στο Ωρολόγιο του Θηκαρά, εκδ. Π. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2008. 6. Π. Σκαλτσή, Λειτουργικές Μελέτες Ι, εκδ. Π. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 1999. 7. Π. Σκαλτσή, Λειτουργικές Μελέτες ΙΙ, εκδ. Π. Πουρναρά, Θεσσαλονίκη 2006. 8. Γ. Φίλια, Παράδοση και εξέλιξη στη λατρεία της Εκκλησίας, εκδ. Γρηγόρη, Αθήνα 2006. 9. Πρακτικά Πανελληνίων Λειτουργικών Συμποσίων των στελεχών των Ι. Μητροπόλεων(τόμοι 1-12).
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