Introduction to liturgical theology (II)

Course Code: ARS218 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Visual arts • Field of study: Sacred art
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 / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
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. The Church and the sacred time [1], 2. The Church and the sacred time [2], 3. The Church and the sacred time [3], 4. The Church and the sacred time [4], 5. The Church and the sacred time [5], 6. The Church and the sacred time [6], 7. Introduction to liturgical art [1], 8. Introduction to liturgical art [2], 9. Introduction to liturgical art [3], 10. Introduction to liturgical art [4], 11. Introduction to liturgical art [5], 12. Monasticism and its role in the Orthodox liturgy [1], 13. Monasticism and its role in the Orthodox liturgy [2], 14. Contemporary challenges for the Orthodox Church.

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:

Vasile Băncilă, Duhul sărbătorii, Edit. Anastasia, București, 1996, x.
Ene Braniște, Liturgica generală, Edit. IBMBOR, București, 1985, x.
Dumitru Vanca, Introducere în teologia liturgică, Edit. Reîntregirea, Alba Iulia, 2009, x.
Alexander Schmemann, Postul cel Mare, Edit. Doris, București, 1998, x.
Thomas J Talley, The Origins Of The Liturgical Year, Liturgical Press, Minnesota, Collegeville, 1991, x.