Course Information
TitleΠτυχές Σλαβικής Ορθοδοξίας: Από τους Αγίους Φωτιστές στους Αγίους Ηγεμόνες του Σλαβικού Κόσμου / Aspects of Slavic Orthodoxy: From the Holy Enlighteners to the Holy Sovereigns of the Slavic World
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorIlias Evangelou
Course ID600019391

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 8
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-3

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • Bulgarian, Serbian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the lectures students will be able to: - record various aspects of the work of Saints Cyril and Methodius and the influence it had on the formation of the identity of the Slavic peoples until today - realize the importance of their memory for the Slavic world - compose a complete picture of the phenomenon of hegemonic holiness in the Orthodox Slavic world, which is a special aspect of the hagiological tradition of the Orthodox Church - starting from the model of Constantine and reaching the cases of the holy rulers of medieval Bulgaria, Russia and , who sealed the tradition and spiritual identity of every Orthodox Slavic people.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course presents analytically the life and the activity of S.S. Cyril and Methodious. Emphasis is given to the particular characteristics of their lives and work, which are reflected on the work of their students and the identity and heritage of the Slavic world and especially the Orthodox Slavic world. Then we are going to analyze the characteristics of the Cyrillomethodian heritage of the Slavic world and we will shows its impact on the formation of the Slavic identity and especially o the Orthodox Slavic identity until today. Also, the course presents the history and evolution of hegemonic holiness in the of Orthodox Slavic world during the Middle Ages, when their holy tradition was shaped. The presentation of the hegemonic holiness in the Orthodox Slavic world begins with the archetypical form of Saint Constantine as the Slavic world hired after its Christianization. Also, the special models of the holy rulers of the medieval Bulgaria, Russia and Serbia who are presented, as soon as their special typological characteristics, their relationship with the Saint Constantine's archetype and the tradition of hegemonic holiness they established in their peoples.
Cyril and Methodious, Cyrilomethodian Heritage, Cyrilomethodian Tradition, Orthodox Slavic World, Holy Rulers, Hegemonic Holiness, Orthodox Slavic World, Holy Dynasty, Holy Rus,
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
P.C., Projector (Power Point, Digital Material)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment341.4
Student Assessment
Oral exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ευαγγέλου Ηλ., Σλαβική Ορθοδοξία. Από τον Κύριλλο και τον Μεθόδιο στους ησυχαστές (9ος – 15ος αι.), Αφοί Κυριακίδη Εκδόσεις Α.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη 2015 Ευαγγέλου Ηλ., Άγιοι ηγεμόνες στον ορθόδοξο σλαβικό κόσμο. Από τον Νέο Κωνσταντίνο στον Μάρτυρα Ηγεμόνα, Αφοί Κυριακίδη Εκδόσεις Α.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη 2018
Additional bibliography for study
Obolensky D., The Byzantine Commonwealth. Eastern Europe, 500-1453, Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1971 Tachiaos A.-Em., Cyril and Methodius of Thessalonica: The Acculturation of the Slavs, St. Vladimir's Seminary Press 2001
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