Course Information
TitleΆγιον Όρος: Σύγχρονη ιστορία και παράδοση / Mount Athos: Contemporary history and tradition.
SchoolSocial Theology and Christian Culture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorVasileios Koukousas
Course ID600012819

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

Registered students: 16
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesSpring-4

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of this course the students are expected to describe and analyze the offer and the shining of Mount Athos to Greece and the modern world. Particularly: 1. To evaluate the importance of monasticism, especially of the Mount Athos, to the modern world and the role of Mount Athos as a spiritual and cultural bridge with the world. 2. To analyze the influence of Mount Athos on the orthodox and the rest of christendom. 4. Το compare the life of the monks and their relationship to the world outside of Mount Athos.
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
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1 . History of Mount Athos 2. Monasteries of Great Lavra and Vatopedi 3. Monasteries of Iberians and Chiliandariou 4. Monasteries of Dionysius and Koutloumousiou 5. Monasteries of Pantocratoros and Xeropotamou 6. Monasteries of Zografou and Docheiariou 7. Monasteries of Karakallou and Philotheou 8. Monasteries Simonos΄Petra and St. Paul 9. Monasteries of Stavronikita and Xenophon 10. Monasteries of Gregoriou and Esfigmenou 11. Monasteries of Panteleimon and Konstamonitou 12. Cloisters and cells on Mount Athos 13.Holy Mount and modern world. Its status.
Holy Mountain Athos, monasteries, cloisters, monasticism, monks, avaton
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • 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.
Course Organization
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities80.3
Written assigments391.6
Student Assessment
Oral examination. The participation in class in counted positive and works are given (40%).
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)
Γιαγκιόζης Φαίδων, Άθως, Θεσσαλονίκη -εκδόσεις Μπαρμπουνάκης-2016.
Additional bibliography for study
Αγγελόπουλος Αθανάσιος, Εκκλησιαστική ιστορία : η μοναχική πολιτεία του Αγίου Όρους : ιστορία, τυπικά, ζωή, Θεσσαλονίκη- εκδ. αφοί Κυριακίδη- 1987. Γρηγορόβιτς Μπάρσκυ Βασίλειος, Τα θαυμαστά μοναστήρια του Αγίου Όρους, Θεσσαλονίκη -έκδ. Αγιορείτικη Φωτοθήκη-1998. Νιχωρίτης Κωνσταντίνος, Οι επιδράσεις της πνευματικής παράδοσης του Αγίου Όρους στο βίο και τον πολιτισμό των Σλάβων, Θεσσαλονίκη -εκδ. Μπαρμπουνάκης- 2013. Παπαχρυσάνθου Διονυσία, Ο αθωνικός μοναχισμός. Αρχές και οργάνωση, Αθήνα- εκδ.Μ.Ι.Ε.Τ- 1992. Ρούσσος - Μηλιδώνης Μάρκος, Το Άγιον Όρος και η Δύση, 963-1963. Άγνωστες πτυχές της αθωνικής ιστορίας, Αθήνα- εκδ. Βιβλιοπωλείον της Εστίας- 2013. Σιδηρόπουλος Γιώργος , Άγιον Όρος: Αναφορές στην ανθρωπογεωγραφία, Αθήνα-εκδ. Καστανιώτη- 2000. Χρήστου Παναγιώτης, Το Άγιον Όρος, Αθήνα - εκδ. εποπτεία- 1987 Ταρνανίδης Ιωάννης, Ιστορία των σλαβικών ορθόδοξων εκκλησιών, Θεσσαλονίκη -Κυριακίδη Αφοί-2005. Ταχιάος Αντώνιος Αιμίλιος, Βυζάντιο και Ρωσία, Θεσσαλονίκη - εκδ. University Studio Press- 2016. Ο ίδιος, Βυζάντιο, Σλάβοι, Άγιον Όρος, Θεσσαλονίκη -University Studio Press-2006. Τσάμης Δημήτριος , Άγιον Όρος: Προσέγγιση στην πρόσφατη ιστορία του, Θεσσαλονίκη -εκδ. Πουρναράς- Θεσσαλονίκη 2007.
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