Content

This unit is an introduction to the worship life of the Coptic Church and its liturgical services. The course will introduce students to the basic structure of vespers, matins, and the liturgy in the Coptic Rite. Furthermore, students will learn the broad historical background of these services and the process by which they acquired their current shape. To this end, students will also become familiar with the major sources of studying the liturgical tradition of the Coptic Church.

Unit Code: DL2449A

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Liturgy

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Explain the structure of the two most important elements of the Coptic Rite, the Divine Liturgy, and the daily services of vespers and matins.

2.

Identify the major primary sources of the history of the Coptic liturgical tradition.

3.

Describe the major liturgical elements of the Coptic Divine Liturgy, their mutual relationship, and broad historical background.

4.

Apply the historical knowledge of the Cathedral and Monastic traditions of daily prayer to the current Coptic services of vespers and matins.

Pedagogy

Articles and lecture notes, video lectures and online discussion forums

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Forum Reflections 400 words

10.0

Forum Reflections 400 words

10.0

Forum Reflections 400 words

10.0

Forum Reflections 400 words

10.0

Short Essay (1000 words)

20.0

Major Essay (1500 words)

40.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 19 Oct, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-05-23 14:18:18 +1000