Bishop Associate Professor Suriel

Chancellor and Dean


DS - Spirituality


This is an introductory unit studying the foundations and characteristics of the spiritual life from an Orthodox Christian perspective. The unit deals with such issues as the relationship between orthodox doctrine, the sacraments, and spiritual life. The unit also covers themes such as the relation between divine grace and human struggle; prayer, sin, forgiveness and repentance; purity of heart, discipleship, fellowship, and service, sanctification, saints, and holiness, asceticism, virginity, and monasticism. Every theme starts with a Biblical introduction and foundation, and includes selected readings from the patristic and ascetic tradition. View Timetable
Launch Course