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Orthodox Quote of the Week (209)

A man becomes entirely human when he comes to self-awareness and independence of mind, when he becomes the complete master and commander of his own ideas and deeds and holds certain ideas not because others have given these to him, but because he himself finds them to be true. A man, when he becomes a Christian, still remains a man, and therefore in his Christianity he must also be rational, only this rationality he should turn to the profit of holy faith. Let him become rationally convinced that the holy faith which he confesses is the only faithful path of salvation, and that all other paths which are not in agreement with it lead to perdition. It is no honor to a man to be a blind confessor; he must be a conscious confessor, so that acting in this way, he acts as he should.

St. Theophan the Recluse, bishop of Tambov

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ГОСЭКЗАМЕН
4 КУРС (к .06.2021)

В госэкзамен будет включен следующие задания по религиозной лексике:

  • Speak on the patristic quote you particularly liked. (Oral task, 5 credits.)
    Нужно будет сделать небольшой доклад-комментарий на основании одного из ваших эссе по цитатам. Эссе можно брать за 3 и 4 курсы.

  • Speak on the Ancient Faith Radio podcast you particularly liked, and be readyto answer questions. (Oral task, 10 credits.)
    Choose an idea or an issue from one of the podcasts we have listened to and speak on it. Guideline questions: Why have you chosen this podcast to speak on? What point/idea has struck you as most interesting/surprising/amusing? Is it something new to you? Does anything in your experience relate to it? Can you add anything to what has been said in the podcast on this issue (some additional information, different approaches to the issue)? Is there anything you do not agree with? Can information from the podcast have any practical application in your life?



    Your TEXT BANK
  • ПРИНЕСТИ ЖУРНАЛ ПОСЕЩАЕМОСТИ




    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    2 КУРС (к 20.04.2021)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 14-15: page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary (until footnote 12 incl.).
  • Temple and Worship: Learn / revise words from pages iv-vi of the Preface to the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 3 from the words "Cut off from Byzantium..." until the words "...the monarchy of the Pope".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two-five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Fr. Evan Armatas Q/A Session (Episode 6)
    Answer Questions on this episode.


    Your TEXT BANK
  • 3 КУРС (к 20.04.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (left), write a short essay on it (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?)
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 13-17: page 26-27: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "Therefore neither should we be ashamed..." until the end of the section).
  • Temple and Worship: Listen to this piece (7) from an Orthodox worship in English and tell what part of what service this is. Transcribe it or find words on the Internet.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read through Timeline of Major Dates for Orthodox / Roman Catholic Relations. Be ready to comment on the events (year 1962 ff.: what relevance do they have for Roman doctrinal errors and Orthodox-Roman Catholic relations?).
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 6 from the beginning until the words "...the ends of Russian secular imperialism".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write three original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Frederica Here and Now: Charity
    Answer Questions on this episode (Qs 5-10).



  • Your TEXT BANK

    ПРИНЕСТИ ЖУРНАЛ ПОСЕЩАЕМОСТИ



    Материалы к курсу




    Тексты


    Формы обращения к духовенству
    Также - титулы глав поместных Церквей. Материал по аспекту "Церковный этикет" (Church Etiquette, изучается в 3 семестре).
    Названия книг Библии
    Параллельный текст на русском и английском языках, произношение, сокращения. Дополнительно: термины, имена собственные. Материал по аспекту "Священное Писание" (Biblical Studies, изучается в 3 семестре).
    KJV Bible Language
    Серия полемических статей Джеймса Нокса о языке Библии короля Иакова. Материал по аспекту "Священное Писание" (Biblical Studies, изучается в 3 семестре).
    Православные таинства
    Введение в Православную богослужебную практику. Материал по аспекту "Богослужебная лексика" (Temple and Worship, изучается в 3-4 семестрах).
    Древнеправославный молитвенник
    Параллельный текст на церковнославянском и английском языках. (Оглавление, предисловие и текст литургии св. Иоанна Златоуста). Материал для чтения по аспекту "Богослужебная лексика" (Temple and Worship, изучается в 4-6 семестрах).
    Metropolitan Kallistos (Timothy Ware) The Orthodox Church
    Классический труд митрополита Каллиста (Ware) о Православной Церкви (на английском языке)
    - История Церкви: Introduction (также скан), Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8 (1) (также скан), Chapter 8 (2) (также скан), Chapter 9 (1) (также скан), Chapter 9 (2);
    - Вероучение и богослужение: Chapter 10, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, Chapter 16.
    Материал по аспекту "История Церкви" (Church History, изучается в 3-8 семестрах).

    Архив святоотеческих изречений
    Цитаты из Святых Отцов на английском языке. Ссылки на комментарии студентов. Материал по аспекту "Святоотеческое наследие" (Patristic Heritage, изучается в 5-8 семестрах).
    Православие
    Основные догматические истины Православия. Материал по аспекту "Догматическое богословие" (Dogmatic and Comparative Theology, изучается в 6 семестре).
    Ереси
    Названия и (кратко) суть древних ересей. Материал по аспекту "Сравнительное богословие" (Dogmatic and Comparative Theology, изучается в 6-7 семестрах).
    Православие и римокатоличество
    Хронология событий. Догматические основы единства. Материал по аспекту "Сравнительное богословие" (Dogmatic and Comparative Theology, изучается в 7 семестре).
    Sola Scriptura
    Критика важнейшего постулата протестантизма. Материал по аспекту "Сравнительное богословие" (Dogmatic and Comparative Theology, изучается в 7 семестре).
    Понятие "обожение" в Священном Писании
    Библейские основания Православного учения о спасении. Материал по аспекту "Сравнительное богословие" (Dogmatic and Comparative Theology, изучается в 8 семестре).
    Western Rite
    Материалы по западному обряду в Православии - опытам возрождения православной литургической традиции Западной Европы. Материалы для чтения по аспекту "Богослужебная лексика" (Temple and Worship, изучается в 8 семестре).



    Аудирование

    Frederica


    Frederica Here and Now: Doing Our Best in the Fast (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: What Is Worship For?: Part One (.mp3) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Escalator (.mp3) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: The Cost of Independence (.mp3) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Why We Need Hell (.mp3) (также здесь)
    Текстовая версия
    Вопросы по этой передаче


    Frederica Here and Now: Charity (.mp3)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: The Historical Jesus (.mp3)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Anjali (.mp3) (also here)
    Вопросы по этой передаче (Part I, Part II)

    Frederica Here and Now: The Same God (.mp3)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Self and Skepticism (.mp3) (Parts I, II)
    (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Buddhism and Orthodox Christianity (.mp3) (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: No Regrets (.mp3)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Let's Create a Perfect World (.mp3)
    (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Constructive Arguing (.mp3)
    (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Forgiveness (.mp3)
    (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Old Age (.mp3)
    (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Men and Women (.mp3)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Christian colleges (.mp3)
    (скачать/слушать также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче

    Frederica Here and Now: Native Americans and Orthodoxy (.mp3)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Met. Kallistos (Ware)

    How should we study Theology? (YouTube, 56:35)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Interview on coronavirus (YouTube, 36:03)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (8) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (7) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (6) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (5) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (4) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (3) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (2) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer (1)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the State of the Orthodox Church (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on Music and Hymnology in the Church (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on Gender Issues in the Church (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on What Evangelicals and Orthodox Can Learn From Each Other (Ancient Faith Radio) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on Ethnicity and Nationalism in Orthodoxy (Ancient Faith Radio) (также здесь)
    Вопросы по этой передаче
    Fr. Evan Armatas Discovering Orthodox Christianity

    Liturgical Year (YouTube)
    Questions on part 4
    Liturgical Year (YouTube)
    Questions on part 3
    Liturgical Year (YouTube)
    Questions on part 2
    Liturgical Year (YouTube)
    Questions on part 1

    Worship in Life (YouTube)
    Questions on part 5
    Worship in Life (YouTube)
    Questions on part 4
    Worship in Life (YouTube)
    Questions on part 3
    Worship in Life (YouTube)
    Questions on part 2
    Worship in Life (YouTube)
    Questions on part 1

    Faith and Pop Culture (YouTube)
    Questions on Part 4
    Faith and Pop Culture (YouTube)
    Questions on Part 3
    Faith and Pop Culture (YouTube)
    Questions on Part 2
    Faith and Pop Culture (YouTube)
    Questions on Part 1
    Protecting Veil Breaking In The Habit


    Saving a Dying, Shrinking Church (YouTube, 9:48)
    Questions on this episode



    Справочная литература


    Большой англо-русский словарь религиозной лексики
    Comprehensive English-Russian Dictionary of Religious Terminology / А.А. Азаров. - M.: Флинта: Наука, 2004. - 808 с.
    Англо-русский словарь в помощь христианскому переводчику
    М. Волович, К. Зоркий, М. Макаров. Под редакцией Марка Макарова. М.: Духовное возрождение, 1997. - 393 с.
    Glossary (with some illustrations) for Western Rite
    Source: Ordinary of the Mass, that is, the Divine Liturgy of St. Peter the Apostle. St. Hilarion Press, 2002. (.pdf)
    Western Rite Liturgical Glossary
    online .docx




    О КУРСЕ

    Данный курс предназначен для филологов-германистов и ставит целью овладение учащимися религиозной лексикой и дискурсом английского языка. Преимущественная направленность курса – миссионерская. Это означает, что навыки и умения, вырабатываемые в рамках курса, применимы прежде всего для диалогического ознакомления иноязычной инославной аудитории с Православной церковью, ее историей, вероучением, богослужебной и аскетической жизнью. Вместе с тем, курс предполагает ознакомление с религиозной проблематикой и ситуацией в инославных странах и конфессиях в терминах английского религиозно-общественного дискурса.

    С учетом этих целей курс включает несколько тематических разделов. Это:

    1. «Храм и богослужение» (Temple and Worship). Здесь учащиеся знакомятся на английском языке с устройством православного храма, строем богослужения, смыслом и формой Таинств, православным календарем. В рамках практической литургики целиком прочитывается текст Литургии Свт. Иоанна Златоуста на английском языке и предлагаются аудиозаписи отрывков англоязычного богослужения.

    2. Раздел «Священное Писание» (Bible Studies) знакомит студентов с составом английской Библии, с названиями всех книг Ветхого и Нового Заветов. Читается Евангелие от Марка с комментариями блаженного Феофилакта Болгарского на английском языке (перевод с английского на русский и обратно).

    3. «История Церкви» (Church History). Чтение, комментированный перевод, пересказ книги митрополита Каллиста (Ware) The Orthodox Church (History).

    4. «Догматическое и сравнительное богословие» (Dogmatic and Comparative Theology). Вероучение Православной Церкви, суть древних ересей, вероучение инославных сообществ.

    5. «Церковный этикет» (Church Etiquette): формы обращения к духовенству, титулы глав автокефальных Церквей .

    6. Аудирование: ответы на вопросы и обсуждение радиопередач по религиозной тематике (Ancient Faith Radio и другие источники). Британский и американский варианты английского языка. Данный раздел курса позволяет развить навыки восприятия на слух неадаптированной речи носителей языка и одновременно познакомиться с актуальными проблемами религиозной и общественной жизни англоязычных стран (прежде всего США и Великобритании).

    ***

    Автор курса исходит из того, что условием усвоения лексики является ее восприятие в естественном речевом контексте. Поэтому курс строится на принципе экстенсивного чтения и аудирования. Одновременно в начале каждого занятия предлагаются короткие тесты по материалу предыдущего занятия (письменный перевод слов с русского на английский).

    Эффективным приемом овладения лексикой является ее использование в самостоятельно создаваемых контекстах. Поэтому другой формой повторения пройденного и контроля успеваемости является еженедельное задание на составление оригинальных предложений или текстов с использованием изученных слов. Созданные студентами тексты после проверки публикуются на соответствующих страницах этого сайта ("Text Bank").

    Курс построен таким образом, что по мере продвижения от младших курсов к старшим студентам предоставляется все меньше возможности заработать баллы за механическое запоминание слов (еженедельные тесты) и все больше - за творческие задания на составление предложений и написание эссе. В рамках семестра на эти виды заданий отсутствуют жесткие сроки выполнения, следовательно, от студентов старших курсов ожидается академическая инициативность, способность управлять своим временем и планировать результаты работы.



    СИСТЕМА АТТЕСТАЦИИ
    (бакалавриат)

    Максимальное количество баллов за семестр = 100. Из них максимальное количество за текущую работу в течение семестра = 70, максимальное за зачет (экзамен) = 30.

    Текущие баллы складываются из следующих составляющих:

    1. Посещаемость занятий. Количество баллов за посещение одного занятия рассчитывается исходя из фактического количества занятий в данном семестре и максимально возможного количества баллов за период (обычно 0,5-0,7 балла за одно занятие). Максимально возможное количество баллов по этому аспекту текущей аттестации за семестр = 10.
    2. Еженедельные тесты по изученной лексике: письменный перевод слов/словосочетаний/определений с русского языка на английский. 0,25 балла за каждое правильно переведенное слово/словосочетание или фонетическую транскрипцию, 0,5 балла за догматическое определение. "Правильность" включает употребление, грамматическое управление (артикли, предлоги и т.д.) и правописание.
    3. Регулярные тесты по разделам книги The Orthodox Church (0,25 балла за каждое правильно использованное слово/словосочетание).
      В случае объективно низкого результата теста (менее 61% правильных ответов) студенту предлагается написать этот тест повторно. Результаты (баллы) первого написания в этом случае аннулируются.
    4. Еженедельные задания на составление предложений с использованием изученной лексики. 0,5 баллов за каждое правильно использованное слово/словосочетание.
      За составление предложений в виде связного текста начисляется 1 дополнительный балл.
      Внимание! Каждое использованное слово/словосочетание засчитывается только один раз. Засчитываются только те слова религиозной семантики, которые изучаются в данной части курса и предложены для усвоения, а не вообще любые использованные слова религиозной семантики. Не засчитываются также слова и выражения общего (не религиозного) употребления, встречающиеся в изучаемых текстах. Составленные вами предложения должны содержать исторически, богословски и духовно достоверные (истинные) утверждения. В противном случае они засчитываться не будут.
      ВНИМАНИЕ! Используемые слова и словосочетания в ваших предложениях следует набирать ЗАГЛАВНЫМИ БУКВАМИ.
    5. Письменные короткие эссе на тему цитат из святых отцов (для 3 и 4 курсов). Максимум 5 баллов за одно эссе.
      Эти баллы складываются из двух составляющих: 2,5 балла за содержание и 2,5 балла за грамотность.
           Требования к содержанию:
                1. Объем - не менее двух абзацев.
                2. Эссе должно быть непосредственно связано с содержанием и смыслом цитаты, а не представлять собой рассуждение на смежные темы.
                3. Желательны конкретные примеры.
                4. Обязательно употребление слов религиозной тематики, которые должны использоваться правильно по смыслу и правописанию.
           Требования к грамотности:
                за грамматические, пунктуационные, орфографические, стилистические и лексические ошибки баллы снижаются по следующей схеме (при максимальном балле за содержание):
      0-1 ошибка = 5 баллов;
      2-3 ошибки = 4,5 балла;
      4-5 = 4;
      6-7 = 3,5;
      8-9 = 3;
      10-11 = 2,5 балла (максимальный за содержание).

      Примечание Баллы текущего контроля успеваемости студентов, обучающихся в течение семестра за границей (70 баллов), проставляются за выполнение письменного задания (эссе о религиозной составляющей стажировки) из расчета 35 баллов за содержание + 35 баллов за грамотность. При этом за каждую грамматическую, синтаксическую, орфографическую, стилистическую и лексическую ошибку вычитается 0,875 балла из общей суммы.

      ВНИМАНИЕ! Прием и обработка эссе и предложений заканчивается в 00 часов первого дня зачетной сессии либо за 72 часа (трое суток) до начала зачета, если зачет попадает на первый - третий день сессии.

    6. Явное или декларируемое отсутствие подготовки по каждому из остальных разделов курса (Biblical Studies, Church History, Listening) влечет за собой вычет 0,5 балла из их общей суммы.
    Простая арифметика доказывает, что лучше посетить занятие, не выполнив домашнее задание по одному-двум аспектам, чем пропустить занятие из-за невыполненного домашнего задания.

    СПРАВКА: Действуют следующие правила перевода баллов в традиционную шкалу оценок:
    91–100 баллов = «Отлично» ("5") = A;
    84–90 баллов = «Очень хорошо» ("4") = B;
    74–83 балла = «Хорошо» ("4") = С;
    68–73 балла = «Удовлетворительно» ("3") = D;
    61–67 баллов = «Посредственно» ("3") = E;
    51–60 баллов = «Неудовлетворительно» ("2", НЕЗАЧЕТ) = Fx;
    50 и меньше баллов = «Неудовлетворительно» ("2", НЕЗАЧЕТ)= F.



    СИСТЕМА АТТЕСТАЦИИ
    (магистратура)

    Максимальное количество баллов за семестр = 100. Из них максимальное количество за текущую работу в течение семестра = 70, максимальное за зачет = 30.

    Минимальное количество баллов за текущую работу в течение семестра = 31. Студент, не набравший 31 баллов в течение семестра, к сдаче зачета не допускается.

    Текущие баллы складываются из следующих составляющих:

    1. Посещаемость занятий. Количество баллов за посещение одного занятия рассчитывается исходя из фактического количества занятий в данном семестре и максимально возможного количества баллов за период (обычно 1,7 балла за одно занятие). Максимально возможное количество баллов по этому аспекту текущей аттестации за половину семестра = 10, за семестр = 20.
    2. Письменные короткие эссе на тему цитат из святых отцов. Максимум 5 баллов за одно эссе.
      Эти баллы складываются из двух составляющих: 2,5 балла за содержание и 2,5 балла за грамотность.
           Требования к содержанию:
                1. Объем - не менее одного-двух абзацев.
                2. Эссе должно быть непосредственно связано с содержанием и смыслом цитаты, а не представлять собой рассуждение на смежные темы.
                3. Желательны конкретные примеры.
                4. Обязательно употребление слов религиозной тематики, которые должны использоваться правильно по смыслу и правописанию.
           Требования к грамотности:
                за грамматические, синтаксические, орфографические, стилистические и лексические ошибки баллы снижаются по следующей схеме (при максимальном балле за содержание):
      0-1 ошибка = 5 баллов;
      2-3 ошибки = 4,5 балла;
      4-5 = 4;
      6-7 = 3,5;
      8-9 = 3;
      10-11 = 2,5 балла (максимальный за содержание).
    3. Еженедельные задания на составление предложений с использованием изученной лексики, которая является новой для студента и которую студент считает важным усвоить. 0,5 баллов за каждое правильно использованное слово/словосочетание.
      Внимание! Каждое использованное слово/словосочетание засчитывается только один раз. Засчитываются только те слова религиозной семантики, которые изучаются в данной части курса, а не вообще любые использованные слова религиозной семантики. Не засчитываются также слова и выражения общего (не религиозного) употребления, встречающиеся в изучаемых текстах. Составленные вами предложения должны содержать исторически, богословски и духовно достоверные (истинные) утверждения. В противном случае они засчитываться не будут.
      ВНИМАНИЕ! Используемые слова и словосочетания в ваших текстах следует набирать ЗАГЛАВНЫМИ БУКВАМИ.
      ВНИМАНИЕ! Прием и обработка эссе и предложений заканчивается в 00 часов первого дня зачетной сессии либо за 72 часа (трое суток) до начала зачета, если зачет попадает на первый - третий день сессии
      .
  • Явное или декларируемое отсутствие подготовки по каждому из остальных разделов курса (Biblical Studies, Church Faith and Worship, Listening) влечет за собой вычет 0,5 балла из их общей суммы.

  • Простая арифметика доказывает, что лучше посетить занятие, не выполнив домашнее задание по одному-двум аспектам, чем пропустить занятие из-за невыполненного домашнего задания.

    СПРАВКА: Действуют следующие правила перевода баллов в традиционную шкалу оценок:
    61–100 баллов = «ЗАЧТЕНО»;
    60 и меньше баллов = «НЕ ЗАЧТЕНО».




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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (208)

    Even in conversations, we must be careful, because sometimes they begin as spiritual conversations and end up as gossip. And it is not only that we are wasting our time; we are also wasting our souls when condemning someone else, for we have no right to judge other people or other situations.

    Saint Paisios of Mount Athos

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    4 КУРС (к 15.04.2021 - ЭКЗАМЕН)

    В экзамен будут включены следующие задания:

  • Biblical Studies: Translate from English into Russian the text of the commentary to the Gospel of St. Mark, 3:23 - 4:12
    (oral task, 10 points: 5 for pronunciation and 5 for translation. 0,5 grade reduction per one mistake).

  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Give a Biblical argument why Sola Scriptura is wrong. /
    Give a historical argument why Sola Scriptura is wrong. /
    Give an argument from logic and common sense why Sola Scriptura is wrong. (oral task, 5 points)
    Explain what Theosis means and be ready to comment on biblical quotes in support of it
    (oral task, 5 points)

  • Speaking: Either choose an idea or an issue from one of the podcasts we have listened to and speak on it (Why have you chosen this podcast to speak on? What point/idea has struck you as most interesting/surprising/amusing? Is it something new to you? Does anything in your experience relate to it? Can you add anything to what has been said in the podcast on this issue (some additional information, different approaches to the issue)? Is there anything you do not agree with? Can information from the podcast have any practical application in your life?)
    or choose an issue or an event from the following sections of the book The Orthodox Church by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) (see below), summarize and discuss it (Why have you chosen this historical issue / event to speak on? Have you learnt anything new in this part of the book? Does it have any relevance for us today?) -
    Reformation and Counter-Reformation
    Moscow the third Rome
    The schism of the Old Believers
    The Synodical period
    (oral task, 10 points: 5 for pronunciation and 5 for vocabulary. 0,5 grade reduction per one mistake).

  • TOTAL 30 POINTS



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  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 12-13: page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn / revise words from pages iii-iv of the Preface to the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 3 from the beginning until the words "...they became far more difficult".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two-five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Fr. Evan Armatas Q/A Session (Episode 5)
    Answer Questions on this episode.


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  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (left), write a short essay on it (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?)
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 13-17: page 26-27: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the beginning until the words "...saw Matthew the publican".
  • Temple and Worship: Listen to this piece (6) from an Orthodox worship in English and tell what part of what service this is. Transcribe it or find words on the Internet.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read through Timeline of Major Dates for Orthodox / Roman Catholic Relations. Be ready to comment on the events (year 1946 ff.: what relevance do they have for Roman doctrinal errors and Orthodox-Roman Catholic relations?).
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 5, section Reformation and Counter-Reformation: their double impact from the words "The Orthodox of the seventeenth century..." until the end of the chapter".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write three original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Frederica Here and Now: Charity
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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (207)

    Consider yourself worse and more infirm than all others in spiritual respects, and despise, hate yourself for your sins, — this is pious and right— and be indulgent to others, respect and love them in spite of their sins...

    Righteous John, Wonderworker of Kronstadt

    Source

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    2 КУРС (к 06.04.2021)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 9-11: page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the footnote 9.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn / revise words from the Table of Contents of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 2, section Saints, monks, and emperors from the words "There are no 'Orders'..." until the end of the chapter".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
    Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on Chapter 2, section Saints, monks, and emperors (you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book).
  • Write two-five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Fr. Evan Armatas Q/A Session (Episode 4)
    Answer Questions on this episode.


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  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (left), write a short essay on it (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?) Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 13-17: page 26-27: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel only.
  • Temple and Worship: Listen to this piece (5) from an Orthodox worship in English and tell what part of what service this is. Transcribe it or find words on the Internet.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read through Timeline of Major Dates for Orthodox / Roman Catholic Relations. Be ready to comment on the events (year 1724 ff.: what relevance do they have for Roman doctrinal errors and Orthodox-Roman Catholic relations?).
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 5, section Reformation and Counter-Reformation: their double impact from the words "One of the representatives..." until the words "they have not normally done so".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write three original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (206)

    As a novice, when I read something I liked, I wrote it down so as not to forget it, and I would try to apply it to my life. I didn’t read just to pass my time pleasantly. I had a spiritual restlessness and, when I could not understand something, I would ask for an explanation. I read relatively little, but I checked myself a great deal on what I read. “What point am I at? What must I do?” I would sit myself down and go through such a self-examination.

    Saint Paisios of Mount Athos

    Source

    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    4 КУРС (к 01.04.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it. Requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian. Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 4: 2-12: page 36-37: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel (from the words "And when He was alone...") and the commentary (until the words "...without thereby leaving it").
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 1 of the English Liturgy and be ready for a test on them.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Read the text Theosis in the Bible and be ready to read and comment upon quotes 8 ff.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 6, Moscow and Petersburg section "The Synodical period (1700-1917)" from the words "The system of Church government which Peter..." until the words "...and social aspect of the monastic life".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write from two to five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Frederica Here and Now: Anjali (also here)
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    2 КУРС (к 30.03.2021)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 9-11: page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary (from the words "At the same time, He comes..." until the end of the section, without footnote 9).
  • Temple and Worship: Learn / revise words from page 29-30 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
    Have access to the text of the Divine Liturgy from Old Orthodox Prayer Book.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 2, section Saints, monks, and emperors from the words "There are no 'Orders'..." until the end of the chapter".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two-five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Fr. Evan Armatas Q/A Session (Episode 3)
    Answer Questions on this episode.


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  • 3 КУРС (к 30.03.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (left), write a short essay on it (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?) Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 6-12: page 26-27: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "But how can I be brought to Jesus?" until the end of the section).
  • Temple and Worship: Listen to this piece (4) from an Orthodox worship in English and tell what part of what service this is. Transcribe it or find words on the Internet.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read through Timeline of Major Dates for Orthodox / Roman Catholic Relations. Be ready to comment on the events (year 1596 ff.: what relevance do they have for Roman doctrinal errors and Orthodox-Roman Catholic relations?).
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 5, section Reformation and Counter-Reformation: their double impact from the words "Thus there came into existence..." until the words "To him we must shortly return".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write three original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (205)

    Because happiness in both this world and the next consists of doing God's will, the Holy Fathers, as experts in the spiritual life, beckon us to pay careful attention to our conscience. If we do so, they tell us, then it will reliably and precisely show us the clear and direct will of God. They term this the "guarding of one's conscience."

    Archbishop Averky (Taushev)

    Source

    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    4 КУРС (к 25.03.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it. Requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian. Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 4: 2-12: page 36-37: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel (until the words "...let him hear").
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 2 of the Western Rite Glossary and be ready for a test on them. See photos of WR vestments.
    Download and have access in class to the text of the English Liturgy.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Read the text Theosis in the Bible and be ready to read and comment upon quotes 6-9.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 6, Moscow and Petersburg section "The Synodical period (1700-1917)" from the beginning until the words "...the constitution of the Holy Synod".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write from two to five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
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    2 КУРС (к 23.03.2021)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 9-11: page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary (until the words "...all might witness Who He is").
  • Temple and Worship: Learn / revise words from page 27-28 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 2, section Saints, monks, and emperors from the words "Monasticism playd..." until the words "...the importance of Athos in Orthodox history".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two-five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Fr. Evan Armatas Q/A Session (Episode 2)
    Answer Questions on this episode (Qs 10-12).


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  • 3 КУРС (к 23.03.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (left), write a short essay on it (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?) Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 6-12: page 26-27: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "For the Lord does the same..." until the words "...my sins will be forgiven me").
  • Temple and Worship: Listen to this piece (3) from an Orthodox worship in English and tell what part of what service this is. Transcribe it or find words on the Internet.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read through Timeline of Major Dates for Orthodox / Roman Catholic Relations. Be ready to comment on the events (year 1341 ff.: what relevance do they have for Roman doctrinal errors and Orthodox-Roman Catholic relations?).
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 5, section Reformation and Counter-Reformation: their double impact from the words "During the Tübingen interlude..." until the words "...by excommunicating and anathematizing one another".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write three original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (204)

    One must not demand too much of oneself. It is best to humble oneself before God. Open yourself to Him in all your filthiness and say, like the leper: Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean (Luke 5:12). Do not put time limits on God for this. Do all that is needed according to your strength, and the Lord will do everything necessary for your salvation. Just do not forsake God.

    Abbot Nikon Vorobiev

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    4 КУРС (к 11.03.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it. Requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian. Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 4: 1-2: page 36-37: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 1 of the Western Rite Glossary and be ready for a test on them.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Read the text Theosis in the Bible and be ready to read and comment upon quotes 2-9.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 6, Moscow and Petersburg section "Moscow the third Rome" from the words "There is much to admire..." until the end of the section (the words "...so ambitiously striven to aggrandize").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write from two to five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    2 КУРС (к 09.03.2021)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 7-8: page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn / revise words from page 26-27 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 2, section Saints, monks, and emperors from the beginning until the words "...was charitable work".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
    Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on the section The Holy Icons (you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book).
  • Write two-five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (left), write a short essay on it (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?) Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 6-12: page 24-25, page 26-27: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "By healing the body..." until the words "...had filled him with strength").
  • Temple and Worship: Listen to this piece (2) from an Orthodox worship in English and tell what part of what service this is. Transcribe it or find words on the Internet.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read through Timeline of Major Dates for Orthodox / Roman Catholic Relations. Be ready to comment on the events (year 1341 ff.: what relevance do they have for Roman doctrinal errors and Orthodox-Roman Catholic relations?).
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 5, section Reformation and Counter-Reformation: their double impact from the beginning until the words "...by excommunicating and anathematizing one another".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write three original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (203)

    Rejoice, my brethren, in thinking that together with this short life there will also end all our earthly sorrows, needs, and suffering, which merciful providence sends for our spiritual good.

    Protopriest Gregory Dyachenko

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    4 КУРС (к 04.03.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it. Requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian. Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 31-35: page 34-35: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 1 of the Western Rite Glossary and be ready for a test on them.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Read the text Theosis in the Bible and be ready to read and comment upon quotes 1-9.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 6, Moscow and Petersburg section "Moscow the third Rome" from the words "In 1652-3 there began..." until the words "...the Bezpopovtsy who have no priests".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write from two to five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: Self and Skepticism (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episode (Part I-II).


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    2 КУРС (к 02.03.2021)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 6: page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "The food that John ate..." until the end of the section.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn / revise words from page 25 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 2, section The Holy Icons from the words "God took..." until the end of the section (the words "...which arise in every generation").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two-five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Answer Questions on this episode (Question 3, part 3);
    Fr. Evan Armatas Q/A Session (Episode 2)
    Answer Questions on this episode.


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  • 3 КУРС (к 02.03.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (left), write a short essay on it (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?) Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 6-12: page 24-25: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (until the words "...heal their sins as well).
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from Old Orthodox Prayer Book (pages 138-139) and be ready for a test on them.
    Listening. Listen to this piece (1) from an Orthodox worship in English and tell what part of what service this is. Transcribe it or find words on the Internet.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read through Timeline of Major Dates for Orthodox / Roman Catholic Relations. Be ready to comment on the events (year 1287 ff.: what relevance do they have for Roman doctrinal errors and Orthodox-Roman Catholic relations?).
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 5 The Church under Islam from the words "The Turkish occupation..." until the end of the section (the words "...and Counter-Reformation").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write three original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (202)

    I constantly think of those who lived a wretched life and are now struggling; I love and cherish them more than those who do not suffer from passions. Even a shepherd will be more compassionate with the injured or sickly sheep and will give it more attentive care until it gets back on its feet again.

    Saint Paisios of Mount Athos

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    4 КУРС (к 25.02.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it. Requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian. Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 28-30: page 34-35: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from page 1 of the Western Rite Glossary and be ready for a test on them.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Read the text Sola Scriptura and identify each marked group of arguments as belonging to one of the following categories: 1. Biblical; 2. Historical; 3. Logic and common sense. Be ready to comment on the third group.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 6, Moscow and Petersburg section "Moscow the third Rome" from the words "In 1652-3 there began..." until the words "...the Bezpopovtsy who have no priests".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write from two to five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Answer Questions on this episode (Part I).


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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (201)

    With sincere Christians prayer is continual, because we continually sin; gratitude is perpetual, because every day, every moment we receive fresh mercies from God, besides the old mercies which are numberless. Praise is also perpetual, because we perpetually see the glory of our God’s works in ourselves and in the world, especially the glory of His infinite love to us.

    Righteous John, Wonderworker of Kronstadt

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    4 КУРС (к 18.02.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it. Requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian. Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 23-27: page 34-35: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "Or how is it possible..." until the end of the section.
  • Temple and Worship: Bring to class a copy (hard or digital) of the Western Rite Glossary
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Read the text Sola Scriptura and identify each marked group of arguments as belonging to one of the following categories: 1. Biblical; 2. Historical; 3. Logic and common sense. Be ready to comment on the second group.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 6, Moscow and Petersburg section "Moscow the third Rome" from the words "Although the victory of the Possessors..." until the words "...to consist largely in bell-ringing" of the section "The schism of the Old Believers").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write from two to five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    2 КУРС (к 16.02.2021)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 6: page 13-14, page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary (until the words "...and you say, he hath a demon.").
  • Temple and Worship: Learn / revise words from page 24 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 2, section The Holy Icons from the words "One of the distinctive features..." until the words "...the Incarnation and the salvation of man").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two-five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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  • 3 КУРС (к 16.02.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (left), write a short essay on it (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?) Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 6-12: page 24-25: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel only.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from Old Orthodox Prayer Book (pages 137) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read through Timeline of Major Dates for Orthodox / Roman Catholic Relations. Be ready to comment on the events (year 1095 ff.: what relevance do they have for Roman doctrinal errors and Orthodox-Roman Catholic relations?).
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 5 The Church under Islam from the words "The millet system..." until the words "...the palmy days of Ottoman suzerainty".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write three original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (200)

    When someone begins to say, 'What does it matter if I say that word, eat that little morsel, feast my eyes on that?' he falls into bad habits and runs the risk of gradually falling into insensibility. For both virtues and vices start from slight things and lead to greater ones, either good or bad.

    Archbishop Averky (Taushev)

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    4 КУРС (к 11.02.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it. Requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian. Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 23-27: page 34-35: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Watch a video about Western Rite Orthodoxy. (More information here.) Be ready to explain what Western Rite Orthodoxy is, reasons for its existence, and your attitude towards it.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Read the text Sola Scriptura and identify each marked group of arguments as belonging to one of the following categories: 1. Biblical; 2. Historical; 3. Logic and common sense. Be ready to comment on the first group.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 6, Moscow and Petersburg section "Moscow the third Rome" from the words "The question of heretics..." until the end of the section (the words "...for little more than a century").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write from two to five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    2 КУРС (к 09.02.2021)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 4-5: page 13-14: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "Likewise it might be said...").
  • Temple and Worship: Learn / revise words from page 23 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 2, section The Holy Icons from the beginning until the words "...as the protector of Orthodoxy").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
    Be ready for a "fill in the blanks" test on Chapter 2, first two sections (you will have to fill in the blanks in the text with words and expressions printed in bold type in our website version of the book).
  • Write two-five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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  • 3 КУРС (к 09.02.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (left), write a short essay on it (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?) Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 1-5: page 24-25: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "Similarly..." until the end of the section).
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from Old Orthodox Prayer Book (pages 135-136) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read through Timeline of Major Dates for Orthodox / Roman Catholic Relations. Be ready to comment on the events (year 1054 ff.: what relevance do they have for Roman doctrinal errors and Orthodox-Roman Catholic relations?).
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 4 "The Conversion of the Slavs", section The Russian Church Under the Mongols (1237-1448) from the words "Sergius of Radonezh..." until the end of the chapter.
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write three original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (199)

    Fasts and vigils, the study of Scripture, renouncing possessions and everything worldly are not in themselves perfection, as we have said; they are its tools. For perfection is not to be found in them; it is acquired through them. It is useless, therefore, to boast of our fasting, vigils, poverty, and reading of Scripture when we have not achieved the love of God and our fellow men. Whoever has achieved love has God within himself and his intellect is always with God.

    St. John Cassian

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    2 КУРС (к 02.02.2021)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 4-5: page 13-14: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary (including footnote 4).
  • Temple and Worship: Learn / revise words from page 22 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 2 from the words "Ephesus and Chalcedon..." until the end of the section (the words "...yet in the end it succumbed").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two-five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
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  • 3 КУРС (к 02.02.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (left), write a short essay on it (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?) Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 1-5: page 24-25: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (until the words "the unbelief of those who brought him").
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from Old Orthodox Prayer Book (pages 134-135) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read through Timeline of Major Dates for Orthodox / Roman Catholic Relations. Be ready to comment on the events (year 809 ff.: what relevance do they have for Roman doctrinal errors and Orthodox-Roman Catholic relations?).
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 4 "The Conversion of the Slavs", section The Russian Church Under the Mongols (1237-1448) from the beginning until the words "...but was ahead of it".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write three original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Frederica Here and Now: Self and Skepticism (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episode (Part I Qs 8-12, Part II).



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    Orthodox Quote of the Week (198)

    ...excessive conveniences make life difficult for people.

    Saint Paisios of Mount Athos

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    4 КУРС (к 11.02.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (above), write a short essay on it. Requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian. Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life? Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 3: 23-27: page 34-35: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel and the commentary.
  • Temple and Worship: Watch a video about Western Rite Orthodoxy. (More information here.) Be ready to explain what Western Rite Orthodoxy is, reasons for its existence, and your attitude towards it.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Read the text Sola Scriptura and identify each marked group of arguments as belonging to one of the following categories: 1. Biblical; 2. Historical; 3. Logic and common sense. Be ready to comment on the first group.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 6, Moscow and Petersburg section "Moscow the third Rome" from the words "The question of heretics..." until the end of the section (the words "...for little more than a century").
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write from two to five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Frederica Here and Now: No Regrets
    Answer Questions on this episode.


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    ДОМАШНЕЕ ЗАДАНИЕ
    2 КУРС (к 26.01.2021)

  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 1: 1-3: page 13-14, page 15-17: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the commentary (from the words "John prepared the way of the Lord..." until the end of the section (the words "...and become wayward").
  • Temple and Worship: Learn / revise words from page 21 of the book Orthodox Mysteries and be ready for a test on them.
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate Chapter 2 from the words "But Chalcedon was more..." until the words "...he is the first among equals".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write two-five original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Listen to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) on the Jesus Prayer (6) (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episode.


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  • 3 КУРС (к 26.01.2021)

  • Patristic Heritage: Read "Orthodox Quote of the Week" (left), write a short essay on it (requirements for the essay can be found below on this page, in Russian). Send in your essay to be posted in your Text Bank for credit. Make sure you indicate quote number in your essay! (Do you see its point? Do you agree with it fully, or in part, or not at all? [Think of examples to prove/disprove it.] Does it express something new to you or does it squarely fit your idea of Christianity? Does anything in your experience relate to it? What practical application, if any, can it have in your life?) Make an oral presentation of your ideas and send in (a link to) the audio/video recording.
  • Biblical Studies: Gospel of St. Mark, 2: 1-5: page 24-25: be ready to translate orally from English into Russian and backwards the text of the Gospel.
  • Temple and Worship: Learn words from Old Orthodox Prayer Book (pages 132-134) and be ready for a test on them.
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology: Read through Timeline of Major Dates for Orthodox / Roman Catholic Relations. Be ready to comment on the events (year 752 ff.: what relevance do they have for Roman doctrinal errors and Orthodox-Roman Catholic relations?).
  • Church History: Met. Kallistos (Ware) The Orthodox Church:
    Be ready to translate / retell / discuss / answer questions on Chapter 5 "The Church under Islam" from the beginning until the words "...the death of Archbishop Makarios III (1977)".
    Make sure you know the meaning of words and phrases in bold, and how to pronounce them.
  • Write three original sentences (not necessarily interconnected) that are true for you using any words and collocations from your study material (above) and e-mail them to me. Highlight the words and collocations you use IN CAPITALS ONLY. Your contributions will be deposited in the Text Bank.
  • Listening
    Frederica Here and Now: Self and Skepticism (also here)
    Answer Questions on this episode (Part I only).



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    АТТЕСТАЦИЯ
    4 КУРС (к 10.12.2020 - ЗАЧЕТ)

    В зачет будут включены следующие задания:

  • Biblical Studies: Translate from English into Russian the text of the commentary to the Gospel of St. Mark, 2:18 (from the words "He calls Himself the Bridegroom...") - 3:22. (oral task, 10 points).
  • Temple and Worship: Transcribe the ninth stichera "O wondrous elders of Optina..." from this piece (6) from an Orthodox worship in English. Send in your work via e-mail before midnight of 06/12/20.
  • (in writing, 10 points)
  • Dogmatic and Comparative Theology:
    Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism:
    а) Timeline of Major Dates: Analyze clusters of dates in Orthodox / Roman Catholic relations. What conclusion can be drawn from them? What Roman Catholic error/policy do they illustrate? What is Orthodox response to this error/policy? / б) The Grounds of Union: comment upon an obstacle to Orthodox-Catholic communion (the essence of the Roman error, the Orthodox view on the matter.) (oral task, 5 points).
  • Listening: Choose an idea or an issue from one of the podcasts we have listened to and speak on it. Make an audio-/video recording of your speech and send it in via e-mail before midnight of 06/12/20. Guideline questions: Why have you chosen this podcast to speak on? What point/idea has struck you as most interesting/surprising/amusing? Is it something new to you? Does anything in your experience relate to it? Can you add anything to what has been said in the podcast on this issue (some additional information, different approaches to the issue)? Is there anything you do not agree with? Can information from the podcast have any practical application in your life? (oral task, 5 points)
  • TOTAL 30 POINTS


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    АТТЕСТАЦИЯ
    2 КУРС (к 15.12.2020 - ЗАЧЕТ)

    В зачет будут включены следующие задания:

  • Church Etiquette: Формы обращения к духовенству (Патриарх, епископы, священники, диаконы), названия духовных чинов и званий; названия церквей (Titles of the Clergy) (write the word via chat and pronounce it, 3 points)
  • Biblical Studies: Перевод названий книг Библии и личных имен с русского на английский (oral task, 10 points)
  • Temple and Worship: Перевод с русского языка на английский слов из книги Orthodox Mysteries согласно этому списку (write the word via chat and pronounce it, 10 points)
  • Listening: Choose an idea or an issue from one of the podcasts we have listened to and speak on it. Send in an audio or a video recording of your speech prior to the exam. (oral task, 7 points)
    REQUIRED LENGTH: at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted speech.
    GRADING: for every lexical (pronunciation, meaning), grammatical and a bad phonetic mistake 0.5 POINTS is reduced.
    Guideline questions: Why have you chosen this podcast to speak on? What point/idea has struck you as most interesting/surprising/amusing? Is it something new to you? Does anything in your experience relate to it? Can you add anything to what has been said in the podcast on this issue (some additional information, different approaches to the issue)? Is there anything you do not agree with? Can information from the podcast have any practical application in your life?

  • TOTAL 30 POINTS


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    3 КУРС (к 15.12.2020 - ЗАЧЕТ)

    В зачет будут включены следующие задания:

  • Biblical Studies: Translate from English into Russian the text of the commentary to the Gospel of St. Mark, 1:14-45. (oral task, 10 points).
  • Temple and Worship: Translate from Russian into English words and phrases from the Old Orthodox Prayer Book according to this list (write the word via chat and pronounce it, 15 points)
  • Listening: Choose an idea or an issue from one of the podcasts we have listened to and speak on it. Send in an audio or a video recording of your speech prior to the exam. (oral task, 5 points)
    REQUIRED LENGTH: at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted speech.
    GRADING: for every lexical (pronunciation, meaning), grammatical and a bad phonetic mistake 0.5 POINTS is reduced.
    Guideline questions: Why have you chosen this podcast to speak on? What point/idea has struck you as most interesting/surprising/amusing? Is it something new to you? Does anything in your experience relate to it? Can you add anything to what has been said in the podcast on this issue (some additional information, different approaches to the issue)? Is there anything you do not agree with? Can information from the podcast have any practical application in your life?

  • TOTAL 30 POINTS


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