CCS-049 Praying with Icons Course Outline

Praying With Icons - The Greek word for icon, literally means "image, representation, or portrait" and can refer to a wide array of religious images. However, today an icon typically refers to an image of Jesus, angels, or the saints, usually painted on a wooded panel, and used for prayer. This course will introduce participants to the roots of iconography in the Eastern Church.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS

Lesson One - The Family Icon
Lesson Two - The Theology of Icons - Part One
Lesson Three - The Theology of Icons - Part Two
Lesson Four - The Theology of Icons - Part Three
Lesson Five - Painting An Icon
Lesson Six - Images and the Western Church
Lesson Seven - Religious Art Since Vatican II
Lesson Eight - The Presence and Sacramentality of Icons
Lesson Nine - Praying With Icons
Lesson Ten - Ecumenical Implications

INSTRUCTOR

Sister Zoe Bernatsky

TEXTBOOK

Icons in the Western Church.
Online Articles.

REFERENCES

The Holy Bible.

ASSESSMENT

Praying With Icons consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT

REQUIREMENTS

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.