REL 365

The Orthodox Church

Major Discipline(s):
Spring Semester

This course will introduce the student to the Orthodox Church, the largest of the Eastern Christian Churches. It will explore the history, faith, liturgy and spirituality of the Orthodox Church by means of lectures, readings, audio-visual presentations, discussion, and personal experience. The goals and objectives of this course are to familiarize the student with the rich history, heritage and tradition of the Orthodox Church in particular and with the Christian East in general; to explore the Orthodox Church in its natural setting; to discover the common spiritual foundation and background of Christianity in East and West; and to compare/contrast the spiritual tradition of the Orthodox Church with one’s own faith tradition.

Despina Iosif and her students on-site at Dafni Monastery.