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Theology of Sunday Worship

Registration is now open for this asynchronous online, three-credit course that begins August 28.


You are invited to enroll...

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. 

Course Areas Include

Hymns of the Church, works of the Fathers, and the history of Sunday prayers.

Explore the history of Sunday worship.

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.

For more information or to apply to enroll in this course, please fill out the form below.


About the Instructor 

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.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the Course Application that collects contact information. Fill out the inquiry form above to receive the link to the application.
  • A recommendation letter from a parish priest, parish lay leader or professor.
  • The most recent academic transcript (unofficial). 

Course Facts

  • Course Delivery
    Remote, asynchronous delivery through Canvas and Zoom
  • Tuition Cost: $1,500
    Financial aid may be available for those who qualify through the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Time and Class Dates
    Asynchronous. August 28 - December 19. Here is the link to the academic calendar.
  • Course Size
    Enrollment will be limited to preserve the character of the Hellenic College education.

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