Program :

Baccalaureate in Theology

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Teacher :

Rev. Fr. Maniyattu P.


This course is an introductory study on the holy orders in general and the order of priesthood in particular. The course deals with the common concepts of priesthood, the concept of nine Orders, the concepts of Ordination and Syameeda. basic Orders and ranks, permanence of Orders, ordained and instituted ministries, ministerial and common priesthood. East Syrian liturgy of priestly ordination. Syro-Malabar liturgy of Priestly Ordination. Diaconal ordination and the characteristics of the ministry of deacon. This course also deals with the theology of priesthood based on the East Syrian and Syro-Malabar liturgies of Syameeda.


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  2. Liturgy of Syameeda in the East Syriac Tradition. Syriac. 1957.
  3. Alencheny. I.. An Eastern Theology of Priesthood: A Study based on the Rite of Presbyter al Ordination in the Chaldean and Syro-Malabar Churches. Intercultural Publications. New Delhi 1994.
  4. Mannooramparampil. T. “Holy Orders and Priesthood in the Syro- Malabar Church”. in Pro-Oriente: Syriac Dialogue 6. 117-151.
  5. Arangassery. L.. Orders of Priesthood and Service: An East Syrian Perspective. Kottayam 2008.