Liturgy in Orthodox Christianity

2019-2020

Course Objective

By the end of the module, students will be able:
- to describe the role of the liturgy in the life of the Orthodox Church
- to explain the significance of Baptism and Eucharist as understood in
the Orthodox traditions
- to analyse the liturgical traditions of the Orthodox Churches in its
different cycles: daily, annual-lunar (Paschal) and annual-solar (Feasts
of the Lord) cycles

Course Content

This course introduces students to the central role of liturgical
worship within the Orthodox Church. It focuses on the services of
Baptism and the Eucharist and the different liturgical cycles.

Teaching Methods

This module is taught in a blended format of on-line instruction
and interaction together with a residential intensive week.

Method of Assessment

On-line assignments (45%), presentation (15%), research paper (40%).

Entry Requirements

Basic knowledge of the Bible, courses History of Orthodox Christianity
and Scripture in Orthodox Christianity

Literature

• Alexander Schmemann, For the Life of the World: Sacraments and
Orthodoxy (Crestwood NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1973)
• Alexander Schmemann, Of Water and the Spirit: A Liturgical Study of
Baptism (Crestwood NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1997)
• Alexander Schmemann, Introduction to Liturgical Theology (Crestwood
NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1966)
• Paul Bradshaw and Maxwell E. Johnson, The Origins of Feasts, Fasts,
and Seasons in Early Christianity (London: SPCK, 2011)
• Gregory Woolfenden, Daily Liturgical Prayer: Origins and Theology
(London: Routledge, 2004)

Additional Information

This course is an integral part of the minor/pre-master Orthodox
Christianity. Before enrolling in this programme you need to register
through www.acot.nl.

Custom Course Registration

This course is an integral part of the minor/pre-master Orthodox Christianity. Before enrolling in the minor/pre-master programme you need to register through www.acot.nl

Recommended background knowledge

At ease with writing and speaking in English

General Information

Course Code G_OCOBE
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Religion and Theology
Course Coordinator dr. H.P.S. Bakker BA
Examiner dr. J. Lena
Teaching Staff dr. J. Lena

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture
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