Πρόγραμμα Ιερατικών Σπουδών – Περιγραφή Μαθήματος
Course: Pastoral Confessionals and Counselling
Course Code: Y73
Teaching Credits: 3
Teaching Hours: 4
Description: The lesson of the Confessional, from methodological- epistemic and counselling perspectives, revolves around the presentation of knowledge, ways and methods and experiences of preparation of confessionals in the pursuit of positive results in the process of the Mystery of the Holy Confession and Repentance. The course includes a) the foundation, the development and the anthropological conditions of the Mystery of Confession, b) the nature of sin, the workings of the unconscious, and the salvation of the person within the Mystery of Confession, c) the anthropological conditions with respect to the personality of the spiritual father (i.e. the priest) and the psychology of the confessing person, d) the psychological relationship between the spiritual father and the confessing person, including the Holy Canons that refer to the Mystery of the Holy Confession, and the role of the confessor as a father, teacher, doctor and judge.