Summer Institute Registration Form

Summer Institute

Topic: Syriac Liturgy History and Theology (please see below for detailed schedule)
Resource Person: Rev. Fr. Dr. Baby Varghese, Professor Orthodox Theological Seminary Kottayam.
Dates: Sunday June 3rd ( 4pm) to Friday June 8th (4pm)
Registration: $375 (make payable to “Northeast American Diocese”)
Registration fees due by April 30th.

 

See here for flyer: 2018 Summer Institute Brochure

 

Draft of Schedule:

DAY ONE

 

  1. Introduction to Syriac Christianity; Origins of Syriac Liturgy; Introduction to sources.
  2. Inculturation in Syriac Liturgy
  3. Important stages in the History and significant developments.

DAY TWO

4.Baptismal Liturgy, Structure and Theology.

  1. Eucharist- A Brief History of St James Liturgy.
  2. Major Anaphoras and their characteristics; Theological importance.

 

DAY THREE

  1. Liturgical Year: A Brief History with theological Introduction.
  2. Lectionary, Martyriology.
  3. Daily Offices: Structure and Theology.

 

DAY FOUR

  1. Theology of the Sacraments; Number of Sacraments; Syriac word rozo.
  2. Marriage, Monasticism and other celebrations.
  3. Liturgical Theology: Major orientations.

 

 

 

DAY FIVE

  1. Syriac Spirituality.
  2. From the East to the West: Introduction of the Syrian Orthodox Liturgy in India.
  3. East Syriac Liturgy: Brief History and theology.

 

Additional topics:

Liturgical Canons; Liturgical reforms problems and possibilities. Art, Architecture and music.

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