who are preparing to be ordained in the Syro-Russian Orthodox
Catholic Church are required to attend resident liturgical training
programs for 5-7 days at a time. These are offered in the Divine
Liturgy, Paraliturgical Services, Typica Service, Administration of
the Holy Mysteries, and all cover the rubrics to be followed in each.
SMSC will advise each when they are to be in attendance and what will
Liturgy & Worship
is a study of the Ordo or "shape" of Orthodox worship and
its historical evolution from its beginning through the 12th century.
examination and history of the Jewish roots of worship in the
Christian Church. This study offers a very good expose of worship in
the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church. Essay and opinion required.
Divine Liturgy & Worship
student will review the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom of
the Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church and will offer their
understanding of it in essay form. They will explain the rubrics
approved and give their interpretation of them. In addition, they
will submit a separate essay on "Worship" covering
the Akathist Hymn, Litiya Service, Memorial Service, and
will explain each in detail.
Traditions in Armenia & the (Neighboring Christian) East
of the worship of the Armenians and their Christian neighbors –
Byzantine, and East and West Syrian, through liturgy. Essay required.