Newman Theological College
CCS 048 Worship and Spirituality of Eastern Christianity
According to Archbishop Raya, spirituality is the form of life which enables a person to see the face of God. When we open ourselves to reality that is beyond our daily experiences, we enlarge the capacity of our hearts. The most intimate form of spirituality is our relationship with God as a source of love and life. This relationship between humanity and God finds its most profound reality and expression in prayer. This course will explore the worship and spirituality of Eastern Christians.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS:

Lesson One: What is Byzantium?
Lesson Two: Trinity, Source of Wondrous Love
Lesson Three: Trinity, Source of Life
Lesson Four: God - Love Present in the Cosmos, Man and Christ
Lesson Five: God - Love Appearing in the Flesh
Lesson Six: "She Who Belongs to the Lord"
Lesson Seven: God - Love in a Woman
Lesson Eight: God - Love in Renewed Creation
Lesson Nine: God's Glory and Humanity's Sin
Lesson Ten: Response to God - Love: Prayer

INSTRUCTOR:

Sister Zoe Bernatsky

TEXTBOOK:

Raya, Joseph M. The Face of God. Dimension Books, 1976.

REFERENCES:

The Holy Bible.

ASSESSMENT:

Worship and Spirituality of Eastern Christianity 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.