The Apostoliki Diakonia’s Modern Greek Language Courses at the Orientale
- Sep 7, 2022
For the Academic Year 2022-2023, the Apostoliki Diakonia of the Church of Greece, in collaboration with the Pontifical Oriental Institute, is offering courses in modern Greek at all levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2.
The courses will be held on campus at the Orientale.
About the Apostoliki Diakonia
The Apostoliki Diakonia of the Church of Greece is the official publishing house and missionary arm of the Orthodox Christian Church of Greece.
Since 1936, this distinguished institution has published hundreds of books on Greek Orthodox theology, tradition, spirituality, biblical studies, and more.
The Apostoliki Diakonia’s Partnership with the Orientale
For the last eleven consecutive years, the Apostoliki Diakonia has organized the teaching of the modern Greek language at the Orientale.
More than 2,000 students have studied modern Greek at the Orientale thanks to the Apostoliki Diakonia.
This important initiative goes back to His Eminence Agathangelos, Metropolitan of Phanarion, General Director of the Apostoliki Diakonia, who established the Apostoliki Diakonia’s cultural collaboration with the Catholic Church in order to spread awareness of the Greek Orthodox faith, culture, and customs.
More than 2,000 students have studied modern Greek at the Orientale thanks to the Apostoliki Diakonia. Many of these students have gone on to obtain certificates of linguistic proficiency following examinations through the Greek Language Centre.
Registration and Contact Information
Registration is now open! The deadline to register is September 23rd.
For questions regarding registration, please contact:
Segreteria Academica, Pontifical Oriental Institute
Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore 7, Rome
tel. (+39) 06.44741.177.
About the Pontifical Oriental Institute
The Pontifical Oriental Institute was established on October 15, 1917 by Pope Benedict XV, a few months after the establishment of the Congregation for Oriental Churches. The new institute was declared in the motu proprio Orientis Catholici, which stated that “we decided to found a suitable place of higher education on the eastern issues in this city.”
Today, the Institute pursues research, teaching, and publishing relating to the traditions of the Eastern Churches.
In 1922, Pope Pius XI entrusted the Oriental Institute to the Society of Jesus. Four years later, the Institute received its present location in Piazza S. Maria Maggiore.
Mindful of his previous contributions to the Ambrosian Library, Pius XI was a generous patron of the Institute’s Library, which is one of the richest libraries in the world on the Christian East.
Today, the Institute pursues research, teaching, and publishing relating to the traditions of the Eastern Churches in their theology, liturgies, patristics, history, canon law, literature and languages, spirituality, archeology, and questions of ecumenical and geopolitical importance.
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