Course Information
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorIoannis Bakas
Course ID600000570

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

Registered students: 10
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to describe the historical, administrative and institutional framework which was formed the Ecumenical Patriarchate after the Fall as the 20th century. To analyze the causes and circumstances that influenced developments in the administration and functioning of the Great Church. Please also understand the importance of the factors which formed each time, specific historical developments in ecclesiastical space.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course deals with the research and study of basic points of ecclesiastical history, administration, and institutional functioning of the Ecumenical Patriarchate after the Fall as the 20th century. So, students will be able to understand the historical context and the conditions created for the Great Church at the above time period, and highlighted the role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as an institution with a timeless range and special historical significance. The enlargement of the administrative authority and powers of the Patriarchate contributed essentially to a progressive orientation be given to the patriarchal institution. After the fall of Constantinople, the Ecumenical Patriarchate acquires a very large area of action, which extends throughout the Ottoman area. At the same time, it carries out political functions, the most important of which is the organization of education. Syllabus: 1. Ecclesiastical developments after the Fall. 2. Ottoman administration and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The "Privileges". 3. The jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Geographical area and administrative structure. 4. The topography of Istanbul after the Fall. Christian neighborhoods - demographics. 5. The geography of the Christian population of the Balkans. Islamizations - Crypto-Christians 6. Financial situation of the Church. Judicial powers. 7. Ecumenical Patriarchate and Education. 8. Ecumenical Patriarchate and ecclesiastical issues (Pilgrimage, Kollyvadiko). 9. Patriarchal monasteries - Patriarchal Exarchates. Their geography. 10. Ecclesiastical administration. The institution of "Γεροντισμός." Reformation. 11. Preferential issue (A phase from 1883 to 1884 and B phase from 1887 to 1891). 12. Ecumenical Patriarchate and ethno-phyletism. 13. Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Lausanne Treaty.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Courses take place using Powerpoint. The course is supported by the electronic platform
Course Organization
Reading Assigment391.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities110.4
Student Assessment
Oral examination. The participation in class is counted positively.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Διονύσιος Βαλαής, Εκκλησιαστική Ιστορία: Ζητήματα της Β΄χιλιετίας, εκδ. Διον. Βαλαής, Θεσσαλονίκη 2015. 2. Διονύσιος Βαλαής, Εκκλησιαστικά Ανάλεκτα, εκδ. Διον. Βαλαής, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014.
Additional bibliography for study
1.Ανδρέας Νανάκης, Το Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο στην ύστερη Οθωμανική Αυτοκρατορία, εκδ. Μπαρμπουνάκης, Θεσσαλονίκη 2013. 2.Ανδρέας Νανάκης, Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου νεώτερα ιστορικά Α΄, εκδ. Univercity Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2000. 3.Steven Runciman, Η Μεγάλη Εκκλησία εν αιχμαλωσία, εκδ. Γκοβόστη, Αθήνα 2010. 4.Βασίλειος Σταυρίδης, Ιστορία του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου, έκδ. Αφών Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 2004. 5.Βασίλειος Σταυρίδης, Επισκοπική ιστορία του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου, εκδ. Αφών Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 1996. 6.Βασίλειος Σταυρίδης, Ο Συνοδικός Θεσμός εις το Οικουμενικόν Πατριαρχείον, εκδ. Αφοί Κυριακίδη, Θεσσαλονίκη 1986. 7.Δημήτρης Σταματόπουλος, Μεταρρύθμιση και εκκοσμίκευση. Προς μια ανασύνθεση της ιστορίας του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου τον 19ο αιώνα, εκδ. Αλεξάνδρεια, Αθήνα, 2003. 8.Δημήτρης Αποστολόπουλος, Οι ιδεολογικοί προσανατολισμοί του Πατριαρχείου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως μετά την άλωση, εκδ. Ίδρυμα Γουλανδρή Χόρν, Αθήνα 1995. 9.Ιβάν Σοκολόφ, Η Εκκλησία Κωνσταντινουπόλεως κατά τον 19ο αιώνα, εκδ. Univercity Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη 2011. 10.Θεοχάρης Μιχ. Προβατάκης, Η Βυζαντινή Κωνσταντινούπολη και ο Πατριαρχικός Οίκος, εκδ. Αρσενίδη, Αθήνα 1992. 11.Ιωάννης Α. Μελισσείδης, Η Επιβίωση, Οδοιπορικό σε χρόνους μετά την Άλωση της Βασιλεύουσας (1453-1605 περίπου), επιμ. Πουλχερία Ζαβολέα Μελισσείδη, εκδόσεις Βεργίνα, Αθήνα 2010. 12.Επιστημονική διημερίδα: Το Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο και η οικονομία του Γένους-εισηγήσεις,εκδ. Αδελφότης Οφφικιάλων του Οικουμενικού Πατριαρχείου Παναγία η Παμμακάριστος, Αθήνα, 2007
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