Liturgical Theology (IV)

Course Code: TP410 • Study year: IV • Academic Year: 2022-2023
Domain: Theology • Field of study: Pastoral Orthodox Theology
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Dumitru Adrian Vanca
Seminar tutor: Dumitru Adrian Vanca
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 24
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

to develop an aptitude for careful theological reflection about worship;
to identify the common roots of liturgical traditions in different Christian confessions;
to appreciate more and understand more deeply their own liturgical tradition and worship;
to develop basic skills in worship and conducting liturgical services;
to articulate key biblical and theological foundations of Christian worship.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Christian initiation [1], 2. Christian initiation [2], 3. Sacraments: Confession and Penance, 4. The relation between Confession and Communion. A today matter, 5. Sacraments: Ordinations, 6. Sacraments: Matrimony, 7. Sacraments: Unction, 8. Confessional differences in the understanding sacraments, 9. Special rites, 10. Funeral rites, 11. Blessings and occasionally public prayers, 12. Contemporary Challenges.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification, PowerPoint presentation, video-projections etc.

Learning outcomes:

• To give knowledge, understanding and a correct using of liturgical basic concepts specific to the Orthodox Christian liturgy; • To provide the necessary methodological and research skills for further study and research in liturgical topics;

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Colloquium (heuristic dialogue) – 50%; written paper (interpretative essay) – 30%; continuous assessment – 20%.

Recommended reading:

Petru Pruteanu, Liturghia Ortodoxă: istorie și actualitate, Edit. Sophia , București , 2008 , x
Sfântul Nicolae Cabasila, Tâlcuirea dumnezeieștii Liturghii, Edit. IBMBOR , București , 1997 , x
Dumitru Stăniloae, Spiritualitate și comuniune în Liturghia Ortodoxă, Edit. Mitropoliei Olteniei , Craiova , 1986 , x
Alexander Schmemann, Postul cel Mare, Edit. Doris , București , 1998 , x
Petre Vintilescu, Istoria Liturghiei în primele trei veacuri, Edit. Nemira , București , 2001 , x