in an accredited course on the theology of the Sunday worship services commemorating Christ's resurrection. Please join Dr. Nicholas Roumas for this 3-credit, asynchronous online course.
Registration is now open and will close on August 21. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The class size will allow for frequent interaction between the instructor and students.
Please complete the Course Inquiry Form on this page to receive more information and the link to apply to enroll in this course.
Hymns of the Church, works of the Fathers, and the history of Sunday prayers.
What is the meaning of the hymns, chants, and prayers we hear on Sunday? In this course, students will learn the world of the Sunday liturgical hymns of the Orthodox Church, with a focus on the works of St. John of Damascus found in the Octoechos. As we unpack the rich theology expressed in these hymns, students will develop skills for analyzing, interpreting, and imagining the world these texts create and learn about their history and use in the Church’s worship.
Nicholas Roumas is an Orthodox theologian, psaltis, translator, and composer of liturgical music. He holds a Ph.D. in theology from Marquette University and a certificate in Byzantine Music from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He is the author of The Musical Ark, a translation of the liturgical psalter, and a forthcoming book on the doctrine of redemption.
Roumas’s work focuses on making Orthodox theology and worship accessible everyone. He is a native and resident of Massachusetts, USA.