The Faith and Life of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Sweden

This is a course aimed at young people to introduce them to and deepen their understanding of the faith and life of the Syriac Orthodox Church, and help them reflect on its place and role in Swedish society. It will seek to make the Church’s faith relevant to young people today by helping them to see the practical applications of their faith. In addition, the course prepares participants not only to receive the tradition but also to be able to pass it on to others. Students will also participate in the liturgical life of the Church.

The course consists of four components:

I The sources of the Syriac Orthodox Church

II The history and faith of the Church

III The Syriac Fathers

IV The Liturgy.

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Quick Facts

Length: 2 years (1 module per semester)
Study Pace: Part-time (50%)
Teaching Hours: Weekends and evenings
Type of Instruction: On-campus
Language of Instruction: Swedish and English
Location: Campus Södertälje
Level: Preparatory
Organizer: Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola

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