St. Ivan Rilski, London


Bulgarian Orthodox Church

St. Ivan Rilski

London



Main topics on CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIANITY: PRESENCE IN THE WORLD OR MISSION TO THE WORLD

1 Semester: 06.10.2013 - 22.12.2013

1. Religion in the life of man and of the societies

2. What is Christianity

3. What is Orthodoxy

4. The Christian Church as State Church

5. The Christian Church as Persecuted Church

6. Dogmas and teaching of the Christian Church; dogmas of the Orthodox Church

7. Catecheses of the Christian Church; catechesis of the Orthodox Church

8. The Christian Church and her theology; theology of the Orthodox Church

9. The relations between Church and State in Christianity and in Orthodoxy

10. The educational activity of the Christian Church in her midst

 

2 Semester: 12.01.2014 - 13.04.2014

11. Religious education in the state schools

12. Christian presence or active witness

13. Christian witness and Christian mission

14. The issue of ecclesiology in Orthodox theology

15. The nature of the Church and her missionary foundation

16. Liturgical foundations of Orthodoxy and the mission of the Orthodox Church today

17. Eucharistic foundations of Orthodoxy and the mission of the Orthodox Church today

18. Christianity and nation

19. Christianity and culture

20. Christianity and rites

 

3 Semester: 27.04.2014 - 06.07.2014

21. The Orthodox Church and the other Christian communities

22. Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism

23. Orthodoxy and Protestantism

24. Orthodoxy and Anglicanism

25. Christianity and the secular world

26. Christianity, heresy and sects

27. Christianity, schisms and sectarianism

28. Christianity and the other religions

29. The issue of Church’s leadership

30. Christianity in 21-st century: presence or mission


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