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Summer Online Classes Offered

The Pastoral School offers
three online summer courses
from June 8 - July 25, 2015!

With Bishop Peter's blessing, this year summer courses will again be offered in the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America. The following courses will be offered this year — dates for the courses are June 8-July 25, 2015:

Liturgics
Church Slavonic
Byzantine History
Non-Profit Small Business/Parish Management
Thesis Writing Workshop

The Pastoral School online Summer School courses are available to the general public without the need to formally apply to one our Diploma programs. Registration must be accompanied by a $25 registration fee if you are not a previously accepted and enrolled student.

111 — Liturgics (9 credits)
Instructor: Aleksandr Andreev, MS

An overview of the history, structure, and meaning of the liturgical cycle in the usage of the Russian Orthodox Church based upon the Jerusalem Typicon. Students learn the nature of the cycles in the liturgical year, and the contents and use of the books used in Orthodox worship. This is followed by detailed analysis of how to perform the major services, with particular attention to the role of the choir director and psalmist. The course covers the components and history of the daily offices — Vespers and Matins — as well as the Divine Liturgy, occasional services (trebi) and services associated with the Lenten and Paschal seasons.
Tuition — $450

112 — Church Slavonic (3 credits)
Instructor: Natalia Y. Kondrashova, Ph.D.

Basics of reading Church Slavonic. The goal of this course is to allow the novice Church Slavonic reader to be able to read Church Slavonic in a minimal liturgical setting. The successful student will be able to sight read simple Church Slavonic texts and utilize appropriate resources to read and practice more complex Church Slavonic texts.
Tuition — $300

113 — Byzantine History (3 credits)
Instructor: Deacon Andrei Psarev (Ph.D. candidate – Byzantine History)

In order to understand the history of the Christian Church, we need to be informed as to the historical context. Course requirements include textbook readings, short essays, and classroom discussion. The required text is A History of Byzantium (2nd edition), by Timothy E. Gregory.
Tuition — $300

*113 Byzantine History course may be substituted for 102 The Russian Church for diploma candidates who are not members of the Russian Church.

114 — Non-Profit Small Business/Parish Management (3 credits)
Instructors: Deacon George Temidis & Vadym Pyrozhenko

Basics of reading Church Slavonic. The goal of this course is to allow the novice Church Slavonic reader to be able to read Church Slavonic in a minimal liturgical setting. The successful student will be able to sight read simple Church Slavonic texts and utilize appropriate resources to read and practice more complex Church Slavonic texts.
Tuition — $300

115 — Thesis Writing Workshop (3 credits)
Instructor: John Hill, Ph.D.

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Classes begin on June 8 and run through July 25.


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