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Introduction to the Orthodox hagiography

Introduction to the Orthodox hagiography with a special focus on the problems of its translation – a seminar course.

The calendar texts about the Orthodox saints, the synaxarion of the Orthodox Church, are an often overlooked source of historical and theological insight. This course, in seminar form, focuses in particular on the synaxarion texts of Sundays and feast days based on the large synaxarion compiled by Hieromunk Makarios of Simonos Petra, which has been translated into many European languages, but not yet into Swedish. Participation in the course presupposes good knowledge of Swedish, and some knowledge of English, French and Greek.

Course Material: The Synaxarion – The Lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church by Hieromonk Makarios of Simonos Petra (Trans. Christopher Hookway), Holy Convent of The Annunciation of Our Lady, Ormylia (Chalkidike, Greece), 1998

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Quick Facts

Length: 1 year in 3 study period (summer, autumn 2022 and spring 2023)

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

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.