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Female Sanctity in the Ortho Trad (CHST 6275)

Term: Academic Year 2020-2021 Fall


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Mon, 2:10 PM - 4:30 PM (9/15/2020 - 12/22/2020) Location: MAIN ONL


Female Sanctity in the Orthodox Tradition: Context and Practice. This course is designed to introduce students to women saints in their historical contexts along with the development of the Church’s devotion to them. It will begin with narrative accounts of the saints’ lives, and will study their iconography, hymns, liturgical texts, and material forms of devotion and patronage. The saints under consideration include: Saints Helen, Mary Magdalene, Katherine of Alexandria, Macrina the Younger, Mary of Egypt, Gorgonia, Athanasia of Aegina, Marina-Marinos, Euphrosyne, Anna, and Marina of Antioch, as well as several nineteenth and twentieth century saints.