This course is aimed primarily at young ministers in the Syriac Orthodox Church’s two youth associations in Sweden, SOKU and SOUF. The overall purpose of the course is to offer young servants of SOKU and SOUF an opportunity to both deepen their theoretical and practical knowledge of their Church’s teaching and life, and to develop their ability to reflect on, explain and talk about what they have learned. This course consists of two modules:
Module 1, Sources of the Syriac Orthodox Church, which deals with the ways in which tradition has been expressed through history, that is, through the scriptures, the Church fathers, liturgy and Church law;
Module 2, Church History and Faith, which addresses the Syriac Orthodox Church’s history and faith in relation to developments in the early Church, with a special focus on Antioch.