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Introduction to Biblical and Liturgical Greek (Koine)

Do you want to learn the basics of Biblical and Liturgical Greek to be able to read and understand the Church’s Holy Scriptures and prayers? In this course, you will learn to read Biblical and Liturgical texts using the pronunciation used in the Orthodox Church today. You will also receive an orientation in basic Greek grammar to be able to understand simpler sentences from the Bible and the prayers of the Church. Liturgical texts will be used for practicing pronunciation and grammar, including the Psalms according to the Septuagint (the Greek translation that the Lord Himself quoted e.g., in Matthew 21:16).

The course can be taken independently or together with the course The Psalms – the Church’s Primary Prayer Book. It is suitable both for beginners in Greek and for those who may have studied New Testament Greek before and want to refresh their knowledge and gain insights into Greek as a living liturgical language.

Course material:
Read Greek by Friday: A Beginning Grammar and Exercises (Smith, Robert H. & Fullmer, Paul M.)
Read Greek by Friday: The Gospel of John and 1 John (Smith, Robert H. & Fullmer, Paul M.)
Selected liturgical texts plus other texts which will be provided by the teacher

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Quick Facts

Length: 1 year

Study Pace: Part time (50%)

Teaching Hours: Daytime
Type of Instruction: Course start at Campus Södertälje followed by distance learning (online)
Language of Instruction: Swedish
Location: Campus Södertälje

Level: Seminary

Organizer: Sankt Ignatios folkhögskola

In addition to the requirements stated in the course description, all participants need to be at least 18 year old, be officially registered in Sweden and have a sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction.

Fees: Tuition at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola is free for everyone who is registered (“folkbokförda”) in Sweden.

Service Fees at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola
Students are required to pay a service fee. The service fee for this course is SEK 400 per semester.