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010087 VO The Byzantine Rite: History, Sacraments, Worship - Orthodox Liturgics (2022S)

Orthodoxe Liturgik und Sakramententheologie

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 03.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 10.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 17.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 24.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 31.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 07.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 28.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 05.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 12.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 19.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 09.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 23.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 30.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Description
The liturgical life of the Eastern Orthodox Churches is one of the major liturgical traditions dating back to the Early Church. This liturgical tradition is also known as the Byzantine rite and is also the liturgical tradition of some of the Eastern Catholic Churches. This course will focus on the historical development of the Byzantine rite, important theological themes in worship (lex orandi), and the structure and interpretation of worship.

Learning activities
Individual study of literature and presentations by the teacher.

Assessment and permitted materials

The students will be graded on a written test and paper that can be submitted in English or German.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Mandatary reading of literature. Optional participation in lecture. Written test and essay in English or German.
1 (sehr gut) -> 100-89 points
2 (gut) -> 88-76 points
3 (befriedigend) -> 75-63 points
4 (genügend) -> 62-50 points
5 (nicht genügend) -> 49-0 points

Examination topics

Learning outcomes
• Students will know a general outline of the history the Byzantine rite and worship in the Early Church
• Students will be able to recognize and describe the structure of the celebration of the sacraments, other acts of worship, and the liturgical year in the Byzantine rite
• Students will be able to identify and reflect on important theological themes (lex orandi) in the Byzantine rite

Reading list

Required readings
Job Getcha. The Typikon Decoded. 2012.
Job Getcha. The Euchologion Unveiled: An Explanation of Byzantine Liturgical Practice II. 2021.
Hugh Wybrew. The Orthodox Liturgy: The Development of the Eucharistic Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite. 1989.
Robert Taft. The Byzantine Rite: A Short History. 1992.

Optional readings
Paul F. Bradshaw. Early Christian Worship: A Basic Introduction to Ideas and Practice. 2nd ed. 2010.
Nicholas E. Denysenko. Liturgical Reform after Vatican II: The Impact on Eastern Orthodoxy. 2015.
J. N. D. Kelly. Early Christian Doctrines. Rev. ed. 1978.
John Meyendorff. Byzantine Theology: Historical Trends and Doctrinal Themes. 2nd ed. 1999.
Thomas Pott. Byzantine Liturgical Reform: A Study of Liturgical Change in the Byzantine Tradition. 2010.
Alexander Schmemann. Introduction to Liturgical Theology. 1966.
Alexander Schmemann. For the Life of the World. 2nd ed. 1973.
Vladimir Vukašinović. Liturgical Renewal in the Twentieth Century. 2001.

Association in the course directory

für 066 796 (17W) MA RP orth07

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