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Hellenic College Holy Cross 

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

ARBC 6201

Intermediate Arabic I

BTI Category

Semester

Languages

FA24

A focus on the vocabulary as found in Vespers and Orthros, and the Divine Liturgy. Prereq: Beginning Arabic I and II.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. Elie Estephan

W

10-11:20 AM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

1.5

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

CLAW 6012

Canon Law

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

FA24

A study of the holy canons understood as practical expressions of doctrinal truth, and their application in the life of the Church. The administrative structute of the local church will also be examined.

Professor

Class Day & Time

V. Rev. Bartholomew J Mercado

W

2:10-4:30 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

DOGM 5002 Z2

Dogmatics I

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

FA24

The Orthodox doctrine of the knowledge of God and of the doctrines of the Trinity, cosmology, and anthropology. Emphasis will be placed on the ancient Fathers and on contemporary Orthodox dogmaticians.

Professor

Class Day & Time

TO BE ANNOUNCED

TBA

TBA

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

Y

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

ECGK 5301

Liturgical Greek

BTI Category

Semester

Languages

FA24

A study in the Septuagint translation of the Old Testament with concentration on the Psalms. This course also includes an introduction to the language of the Greek Fathers for the study of the Patristic Prayers used in the Orthodox Services. The texts used include the Orthos and Vesper Services. The aim of the course is to enable the students to understand, follow and use the original Greek of the Orthodox services.
Prerequisites: New Testament Greek 1 and 2. or equivalent

Professor

Class Day & Time

Prof. Stephany Hull

MW

10:40 AM - 12 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

Y

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

INDS 7110 H1

The Ecumenical Movement: Challenges and Opportunities

BTI Category

Semester

Interreligious Learning

FA24

The Ecumenical Movement that started in the second half of the 19th century does not constitute an ideology but rather reflects the authentic commitment to reconcile divided Christians in the unity of the Church and the reality of communion. Throughout the past century, the quest for Christian unity has assumed many shapes and forms that may be studied through major documents produced along the history of the 20th century and beyond. This course will define the boundaries of Ecumenism and its challenges for contemporary Orthodoxy by looking inward as well as outward as faithful and thoughtful Christians.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. Philip Joseph Halikias

T

9:40 AM - 12 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

Y

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

LITG 5301

Teleturgics I

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA24

A liturgical practicum designed to help the candidate for ordination develop a liturgical ethos, style, and presence. The course offers an analysis of the structural elements of the divine services and instruction on the use of the liturgical books of the Orthodox Church. The course is especially concerned to help the student develop skills for the proper conduct and celebration of the divine services. The class allows for role-playing and analysis. Teleturgics I deals specifically with vespers, orthros the preparatory rites for the Divine Liturgy, i.e., Kairos, vesting and proskomide. The development, care and meaning of vestments is also dealt with.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. Philip Zymaris

R

2:20-4:20 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

2.5

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

LITG 7521 Z1

Sacrament of Marriage

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

FA24

This course is a theological, historical, and liturgical examination of selected texts on the holy sacrament of marriage.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. Philip Zymaris

ASYNC

ASYNC

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

Y

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MDGK 5201 A

Beginning Modern Greek I Lab

BTI Category

Semester

Languages

FA24

Moder Greek Lab

Professor

Class Day & Time

Dr. Calliope Dourou

TBA

TBA

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

0

Online?

TBA

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MDGK 6301 A

Intermediate Modern Greek I Lab

BTI Category

Semester

Languages

FA24

Moder Greek Lab

Professor

Class Day & Time

Dr. Calliope Dourou

TBA

TBA

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

0

Online?

TBA

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MDGK 6401 A

Advanced Modern Greek I Lab

BTI Category

Semester

Languages

FA24

Moder Greek Lab

Professor

Class Day & Time

Dr. Calliope Dourou

TBA

TBA

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

0

Online?

TBA

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MUSB 5202

Byzantine Music II

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA24

This course is a systematic study of the theoretical and practical aspects of the First and Plagal Fourth Modes of the Psaltic Art within the context of the Anastasimatarion. We will study the resurrectional hymns of the liturgical book of Octoechos or Parakletike of the aforementioned modes in both parallage (solmization) and melos (melody). Additionally, we will examine the characteristics of the diatonic genus and the heirmologic and sticheraric styles of chant. Prerequisite: Byzantine Music I.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. Romanos Karanos

TR

12-12:50 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

1.5

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MUSB 6501

Byzantine Music V

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA24

This course is a systematic study of (i) the model melodies (prologoi-prosomoia) commonly used in musical settings of Byzantine hymns, and (ii) the hymns chanted in sacraments and other services of the Greek Orthodox Church (baptism, wedding, funeral, sanctification of water, etc.). By the end of the semester students will be able to perform the majority of hymns found in the liturgical books without relying on a musical score.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Odisseys Drossos

MW

1:10-2 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

1.5

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MUSB 6701

Byzantine Music VII

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA24

This course is a systematic study of Byzantine hymns chanted during major feast days of the ecclesiastical year of the Greek Orthodox Church within the context of the Doxastarion. A great emphasis will be placed on studying the idiomela and doxastika for the feasts of Christmas, Theophany, Annunciation, Dormition of the Virgin Mary, as well as the idiomela and doxastika for the periods of Triodion and Pentecostation. Prerequisites: Byzantine Music I-V.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Odisseys Drossos

M

3-5 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

1.5

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MUSB 6913

Kalophonic Heirmologion

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA24

This course is a systematic study of the post-Byzantine para-liturgical genre of kalophonic heirmos, intended for soloistc performance after the end of the Divine Liturgy, at banquets, visits of eminent secular or religious figures, and other festive accasions. We will study the history, development and musical morphology of the genre, as well as it's manuscript and print tradition and the lives and works of it's composers.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. Romanos Karanos

R

2:30-4:30 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

NEWT 5002

Introduction to the New Testament

BTI Category

Semester

Scripture & Biblical Studies

FA24

A required survey of the New Testament books in their historical and religious background with attention to hermeneutics, the patristic exegetical heritage, and modern biblical studies.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. George Lewis Parsenios

F

10:30 AM - 12:50 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

NEWT 6045 H1

Philanthropic Ministry In The New Test & Patristic Texts

BTI Category

Semester

Scripture & Biblical Studies

FA24

The focus of this course is on some of the classical biblical texts and their interpreters that urge us to serve and to keep the Lord's commandments. In particular, serving the poor and the loving neighbor will be studied through biblical readings and classic Patristic homilies and Lives of Saints (including more recent ones) who have embodied the spirit of philanthropy and outreach to their communities.

The course will be available for MTS online students (asynchronous) and for traditional/on-campus and remote students in a hybrid classroom.

Prerequisites: None

Professor

Class Day & Time

Dr. Bruce Beck

TBA

TBA

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

TBA

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

NEWT 7025 Z1

The Apostle Paul as Pastor

BTI Category

Semester

Scripture & Biblical Studies

FA24

This exegetically based course will explore Paul's varied pastoral responses to the differing circumstances his communities presented to him. Particular attention will be given to (1) the character and work of Paul as a shaper of communities, and (2) the manner in which Paul relies on, but also transforms, ancient patterns of moral formation and ancient styles of rhetoric.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. George Lewis Parsenios

ASYNC

ASYNC

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

Y

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

OLDT 5001 Z1

Introduction to the Old Testament

BTI Category

Semester

Scripture & Biblical Studies

FA24

The Introduction to the study of the Old Testament is not, and cannot be, a substitute of the Old Testament, but rather a preparatory step, a reading guide, and a candid invitation to reading the Old Testament. The course is divided into two parts. The General Introduction deals with the Old Testament as history, literature, and part of the living tradition. The following topics are discussed in detail: unity in diversity of the Christian Bible, biblical text, biblical canon, and relationship between Scripture and Tradition. The Special Introduction survey the books of the Old Testament (including the anaginoskomena) and focuses on some theological themes rooted in the Pentateuch and running throughout the Old and New Testaments along with their interpretations within various hermeneutical contexts (Jewish, Christian, modern scholarship). The two themes discussed here are God and humanity.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc

ASYNC

ASYNC

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

Y

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

PAST 5052 A

Youth Ministry Field Ed

BTI Category

Semester

Leadership Formation & Ministry Skills

FA24

Filed Education

Professor

Class Day & Time

Stavroula Gurguliatos

TBA

TBA

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

0

Online?

TBA

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

PAST 6011 A

Theology of Pastoral Care I Field E

BTI Category

Semester

Practical/Pastoral Theology

FA24

Filed Education

Professor

Class Day & Time

Stavroula Gurguliatos

TBA

TBA

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

0

Online?

TBA

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

PAST 7212

Preaching Practicum

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA24

A required practicum for those enrolled in PAST 7201 in the current/previous semester.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Luke A. Veronis

TBA

TBA

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

0

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

PAST 7252 A

Parish Leadership & Admin I FieldEd

BTI Category

Semester

Leadership Formation & Ministry Skills

FA24

Filed Education

Professor

Class Day & Time

Stavroula Gurguliatos

TBA

TBA

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

0

Online?

TBA

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

PATR 5011

Patrology

BTI Category

Semester

Church History/History of Religions

FA24

This introductory core-course serves as a general introduction to the Fathers and the main periods of Patristic Literature from post-apostolic times to the Council of Nicaea in the fourth century. The course combines an introduction to the central Fathers of this period, with attention not only to the doctrinal issues, but also the literary, historical, and cultural context of this period.

Professor

Class Day & Time

TO BE ANNOUNCED

M

6:40-9 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

PATR 5020

Orthodox Christianity

BTI Category

Semester

Church History/History of Religions

FA24

A basic introduction to the history, theology, and spirituality of the Orthodox Church. Emphasis will be placed on the theology of the Ecumenical Councils, the writings of the Church Fathers, and classic works of Orthodox spirituality.

This course is limited to students in the Youth/Young Adult Ministry and Leadership Certificate program.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. Philip Zymaris

F

1-2:10 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

1.5

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

CHST 5011

Church History I/Ecum. Patriarchate

BTI Category

Semester

Church History/History of Religions

FA24

This course offers a general introduction to the history of the Church up to the year 787. Emphasis will be laid on the main ecclesiastical and theological issues and personalities and on the study of certain key texts. Special attention will be given to the history and role of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Professor

Class Day & Time

TO BE ANNOUNCED

TR

10:40 AM - 12 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

DOGM 5002 Z1

Dogmatics I

BTI Category

Semester

Church Polity/Canon Law

FA24

The Orthodox doctrine of the knowledge of God and of the doctrines of the Trinity, cosmology, and anthropology. Emphasis will be placed on the ancient Fathers and on contemporary Orthodox dogmaticians.

Professor

Class Day & Time

TO BE ANNOUNCED

ASYNC

ASYNC

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

Y

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

ECGK 5001

Biblical Greek I

BTI Category

Semester

Languages

FA24

A study of the "koine" based on texts from the New Testament. The basic concepts of New Testament Greel Grammar, syntax and vocabulary are studied and applied on readings from the Gospels. The study is diachronic, taking into consideration the development of the Greek language from its Classical origin to the "koine" and modern Greek. The aim of the course is to immerse the students in the study of the texts.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. George Lewis Parsenios

MW

2:10-3:30 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

ETHC 5001

Orthodox Christian Ethics

BTI Category

Semester

Ethics (all traditions)

FA24

Christian moral theology is concerned with virtue not as an end in itself, but as an indispensable, challenging, and rewarding dimension of the Good Life, the Life in Christ. As such, a proper aim of Christian ethics is happiness, or rather blessedness; thus, St. Seraphim of Sarov's famous dictum: The goal of the Christian life is the acquisition of the Holy Spirit. Taking our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Panaghia as our primary ethical models, the class considers the meaning and shape of 'right action' within the matrix of Uncreated Grace.

Professor

Class Day & Time

TO BE ANNOUNCED

R

2:40-5 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

Y

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

INDS 7130 H1

Anglicans and Orthodox in Dialogue

BTI Category

Semester

Interreligious Learning

FA24

The course will examine the theological conversations between Anglicans and Orthodox, especially through the official bilateral dialogue that was established 50 years ago as well as in the work of the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Dialogue (ICAOTD) and the Agreed Statements produced by the Commission. This has been one of the most important dialogues of the Orthodox Church marked by contributions of distinguished contemporary Orthodox theologians, among them, Metropolitan John Zizioulas and Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. Part of the course will coincide with the next meeting of the ICAOTD which will take place in October for the first time on the campus of Hellenic College-Holy Cross School of Theology sponsored by the Huffington Ecumenical Institute at HCHC. This will offer a unique opportunity for students to be exposed to firsthand experience of this bilateral ecumenical dialogue.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. Christos Christakis

TBA

TBA

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

TBA

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

LITG 5324

Teleturgics I for Antiochians

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA24

A liturgical practicum designed primarily to help the candidate for ordination develop a liturgical ethos, style, and presence. The course offers an analysis of the structural elements of the divine services and instruction on the use of the liturgical books of the Orthodox Church. The course is especially concerned to help the student develop skills for the proper conduct and celebration of the divine services. The class allows for role-playing and analysis.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. Elie Estephan

W

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

2.5

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MDGK 5201

Beginning Modern Greek I

BTI Category

Semester

Languages

FA24

This is an intensive course in the fundamentals of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Modern Greek language. Extensive practice in listening, speaking and graded reading will take place. An oral-aural method is used to develop concurrently conversational and understanding skills. Lab Required.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Dr. Calliope Dourou

MW

10:40 AM - 12 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MDGK 6301

Intermediate Modern Greek I

BTI Category

Semester

Languages

FA24

A continuation of the study of the Greek language. A quick review of grammar and syntax with an emphasis on vocabulary building. Introduction to selected readings in Modern Greek. Required lab. Prereq: Beginning Modern Greek I and II.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Dr. Calliope Dourou

TR

10:40 AM - 12 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MDGK 6401

Advanced Modern Greek I

BTI Category

Semester

Languages

FA24

A continuation of Intermediate Modern Greek I. Intensive study of the language with emphasis on vocabulary building and oral usage. Readings of literary texts with selected passages on religion and modern Greek culture. Required lab. Prereq: Intermediate Modern Greek II.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Dr. Calliope Dourou

MW

9:10-10:30 AM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MUSB 5011 Z1

Ecclesiastical Chant II in English

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA24

The sacraments and services found in the Great Euchologion are studied for practical use. Prereq: Byzantine Music I and Ecclesiastical Chant in English.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Mr. Georgios Theodoridis

F

12:20-3:20 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

1.5

Online?

Y

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MUSB 5502

Byzantine Music Chorus

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA24

The St. Romanos the Melodist Byzantine Choir is a vocal ensemble that performs faithful and spiritually uplifting renditions of the Byzantine and post-Byzantine sacred musical works in the traditional style created and preserved at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople. The choir regularly performs in liturgical services as well as at concerts, conferences, lectures, fundraising events, state and national holiday celebrations, and school cermonies both in Boston and throughout the United States. In addition to Byzantine chant, it performs Greek folk music, poular and arts songs, as well as modern English adaptations and original settings of sacred texts. The choir meets weekly to study and rehearse the repertoire for upcoming performances.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. Romanos Karanos

R

7-9 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

0.5

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MUSB 6551

Service Rubrics

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA24

This course is a study of service rubrics, in accordance with the Typikon of the Great Church of Christ. Students will familiarize themselves with the liturgical books and study the services of the Orthodox Church with an emphasis on weekday Vespers and Orthos for Sundays. We will also study how the yearly cycles of movable and immovable feasts work in parallel with the weekly cyclical system of the Octoechos and how their co-existence affects the structure and individual components of liturgical services.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. Romanos Karanos

R

1-2:20 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

1.5

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MUSB 6831 Z1

Byzantine Music IX

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA24

The material taught in this course is equivalent to the material taught in the 4th year of Gteek conservatories and provides comprehensive preparation for the final examination required for a Holy Cross Certificate in Byzantine Music. Students are expected to become competent in performing more technically demanding repettoire, including Gregoty Ptotopsaltis' chetubic hymns, Pettos the Peloponnesian's communion hymns, Pettos the Peloponnesian's Kytie i en pollais amattiais, Ioannis Koukouzelis' Anothen oiprofitai, the ancient hymn Ton despotin kai archierea, and the anaphota hymns for the Divine Litutgy of St. Basil. Prerequisites: Byzantine Music I-V.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Mr. Georgios Theodoridis

F

3-5 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

1.5

Online?

Y

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

Y

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

MUSW 5351

Voice Class

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA24

Although open to all students, this semester-long course is required of all seminarians. The class aims to improve individual voices while working with a class. The fundamentals of chanting/singing will be used, which include: attitude, posture, control of breath, attacks and releases, the jaw (neck and throat), registers, resonance, enunciation, etc. It is recommended that seminarians take the course during their first year.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Ms. Brooke Wilcox

W

11-11:50 AM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

0.5

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

NEWT 5002 Z1

Introduction to the New Testament

BTI Category

Semester

Scripture & Biblical Studies

FA24

A required survey of the New Testament books in their historical and religious background with attention to hermeneutics, the patristic exegetical heritage, and modern biblical studies.

Professor

Class Day & Time

TO BE ANNOUNCED

ASYNC

ASYNC

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

Y

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

NEWT 6045 Z1

Philanthropic Ministry In The New Test & Patristric Texts

BTI Category

Semester

Scripture & Biblical Studies

FA24

The focus of this course is on some of the classical biblical texts and their interpreters that urge us to serve and to keep the Lord's commandments. In particular, serving the poor and the loving neighbor will be studied through biblical readings and classic Patristic homilies and Lives of Saints (including more recent ones) who have embodied the spirit of philanthropy and outreach to their communities.

The course will be available for MTS online students (asynchronous) and for traditional/on-campus and remote students in a hybrid classroom.

Prerequisites: None

Professor

Class Day & Time

Dr. Bruce Beck

ASYNC

ASYNC

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

Y

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

OLDT 5001

Introduction to the Old Testament

BTI Category

Semester

Scripture & Biblical Studies

FA24

The Introduction to the study of the Old Testament is not, and cannot be, a substitute of the Old Testament, but rather a preparatory step, a reading guide, and a candid invitation to reading the Old Testament. The course is divided into two parts. The General Introduction deals with the Old Testament as history, literature, and part of the living tradition. The following topics are discussed in detail: unity in diversity of the Christian Bible, biblical text, biblical canon, and relationship between Scripture and Tradition. The Special Introduction survey the books of the Old Testament (including the anaginoskomena) and focuses on some theological themes rooted in the Pentateuch and running throughout the Old and New Testaments along with their interpretations within various hermeneutical contexts (Jewish, Christian, modern scholarship). The two themes discussed here are God and humanity.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc

M

9:10-10:30 AM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

PAST 5052

Youth Ministry

BTI Category

Semester

Leadership Formation & Ministry Skills

FA24

This course considers the various ministries in which participating students will eventually be engaged within the life of the Church. We will examine the current scope of youth ministry efforts across parishes within the canonical Orthodox jurisdictions in North America, with a special emphasis on certain youth programs/ministries that exist on the parish, metropolis (diocesan) and archdiocesan levels. Source documents and practices of Orthodox Youth Ministry across North America will be examined, as will the wide range of issues confronting Orthodox Youth.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Dr. Ann Bezzerides

R

12-2:20 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

PAST 6011

Theology of Pastoral Care I

BTI Category

Semester

Practical/Pastoral Theology

FA24

As one part of your journey here at Holy Cross, this course, the Theology of Pastoral Care I, is intended to help you integrate and apply the knowledge you have acquired in other classes into your own life and in pastoral care situations. As a Field Education Course for hospital ministry, you will be placed in a local hospital for the semester. Specifically, we will explore hospital ministry as one aspect of pastoral care, as we develop a theology of pastoral care. The intent of this class is not to provide you with the right answers for pastoral situations. Rather, this course is designed, with the readings, class discussions, theological reflection groups, and assignments to develop your knowledge and skills related to hospital ministry as well as your personal identity as an Orthodox Christian seminarian and future minister or priest. Course is cross-listed as FLED 6101.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Fr. Gregory N. Christakos

TR

9:10-10:30 AM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

PAST 7201

Preaching: Proclaiming the Kingdom

BTI Category

Semester

Preaching, Liturgy, & Ritual

FA24

This course is a preparation for the ministry of proclaiming the word of the kingdom. Students are exposed to the theology of preaching, and methods of interpretation, preparation, and production of sermons. Lectures examine the listening assembly and the listening pulpit, the Liturgy and the homily, experiencing and expressing the word. The emphasis is on the prophetic, as well as on the practical, dimension of preaching. While this course is taught in the fall semester, the practical segment continues in the Fr. Veronis spring semester.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Luke A. Veronis

TR

9:10-10:30 AM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

PAST 7252

Parish Leadership & Admin. I

BTI Category

Semester

Leadership Formation & Ministry Skills

FA24

The purpose of this course is to integrate the experiences that students have in their field education placement with the theological and organizational principles of parish administration. Students will have an opportunity to reflect upon various dimensions of ministry. Field placements have been designed to give exposure to various aspects of parish life including pastoral visitations, preaching, worship and administration.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Luke A. Veronis

TR

10:40 AM - 12 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

PAST 7360

World Religions

BTI Category

Semester

Interreligious Learning

FA24

We will look at humanity's quest for God from the beginning of time, and how four of the world's major religious traditions - Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism - developed. Along with their history, we will study their main teachings, worldview, and practice. Part of the class will include visiting temples of the other faiths. We will also look at the phenomenon of atheism and its own religious perspective. With each of these different religions, we will discuss Orthodox Christianity's understanding of other religions and how we are to dialogue and interact with them, trying to discover elements that could be acceptable within Orthodox Christianity, and how these bridges could be used in sharing our faith within other religions. This Course fulfills the World Religions/Ecumenism requirement.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Rev. Luke A. Veronis

T

6:40-9 PM

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

N

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

School

Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

PATR 5011 Z1

Patrology

BTI Category

Semester

Church History/History of Religions

FA24

This introductory core-course serves as a general introduction to the Fathers and the main periods of Patristic Literature from post-apostolic times to the Council of Nicaea in the fourth century. The course combines an introduction to the central Fathers of this period, with attention not only to the doctrinal issues, but also the literary, historical, and cultural context of this period.

Professor

Class Day & Time

Dr. Tikhon Alexander Pino

ASYNC

ASYNC

Grading Option

Letter, P/F, Audit

Credits

3

Online?

Y

Professor Approval Req'd?

N

Prerequisites?

N

Notes

N

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