Eastern Christian Liturgics

This course provides students with an overview of the components of the Eastern Christian liturgical traditions in their diversity and commonality, a framework for understanding the historical development of Eastern Christian liturgical families, and an overview of the central elements of liturgical theology as articulated by Orthodox theologians today

At the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • explain how contemporary scholarship understands the development of discrete liturgical traditions in the Eastern Churches,
  • name and identify major sources in the history of Eastern Christian liturgical traditions,
  • name and identify and the components and structures of Eastern Christian liturgies of the Eucharist and rites of initiation
  • summarize the relationships among liturgy, spirituality and sacramental theology in the Eastern Christian churches
  • describe  central concepts in contemporary Orthodox liturgical theologies

The course literature may be subject to revision.

  • Spinks, Bryan D. , 2013. Do This in Remembrance of Me: The Eucharist from the Early Church to the Present Day.. SCM Press: London. (435 p.)

  • Louth , Andrew , 2013. Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology. London: Inter-Varsity Press. (210 p.) (available online)

  • Fagerberg, David, 2016. Consecrating the World: On Mundane Liturgical Theology. NY: Angelico Press. (158 p.)

The schedule is available at the latest one month before the course starts. We do not recommend that you print the schedule as some changes may happen.

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Grant White

Teol. dr, Senior lecturer


A = Excellent, B = Very good, C = Good, D = Satisfactory, E = Sufficient, Fx = Insufficient, F = Insufficient

Examination Format

  • Seminars
  • Take-home examination

General requirements for university studies

Established by Subject Representative College at Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm on January 22, 2020.

Last revised on March 14, 2022.