The program introduces the life, faith and practices of the Orthodox churches. The framework of the program is intended to be modular, providing the option of studying two courses in parallel, corresponding to half-time (50%) study, or of studying one course at a time at a 25% pace. In contrast to other courses offered at Sankt Ignatios, which usu-ally run over half a semester, these 7.5 ECTS courses run over a full semester, catering to the needs of those who wish to calibrate the pace of their studies to accommodate other life commitments.
Each year a selection of new courses is provided within the program, giving students the opportunity to continue studying beyond the ini-tial one-year scope of the program if they so choose, as new modules are offered. The Introduction module is given each fall and is intended to serve as a natural starting point for anyone interested in becoming acquainted with Orthodox Christian life and faith. Other courses of- fered to date have dealt with topics such as liturgy, history, dogma, monasticism, spirituality, as well as contemporary church life and the challenges that arise from being part of contemporary Western socie-ty. The courses can be included as electives in a university degree.
Courses within the program:
- Orthodox faith: An Introduction, 7.5 credits
- Orthodox faith: Dogma and History, 7.5 credits
- Orthodox faith: Asceticism and Monasticism, 7.5 credits
- Orthodox faith: Contemporary Life, 7.5 credits