JP014 – Consecrated Life – Title XII of CCEO


Course Information

Professor: Sunny Thomas Kokkaravalayil, SJ kokkarasy@gmail.com

Program: Gio. I-II, 2° sem., 2 cr., 3 ECTS


    • Meaning of consecrated life in the Church
    • Different forms of consecrated life in the Church: traditional and new
    • Various forms of consecrated life conceived in CCEO (institutional and individual)
    • Common law concerning the various types of the institutes of consecrated life in the Eastern Catholic Churches
    • Relevant laws for consecrated life outside of Title XII of CCEO
    • Relationship between the institutes of consecrated life and the Church hierarchy
    • Specificity of the CCEO norms in relation to CIC
    • The history of Title XII in the codification process of CCEO (reading through Nuntia)



Know well the norms of CCEO regarding consecrated life and the difference between CCEO and CIC in this matter.


V. De Paolis, La vita consacrata nella Chiesa, Venezia 2010;


M. Dunn, The Emergence of Monasticism: from the Desert Fathers to the Early Middles Ages, Oxford 2000;


R.M. McDermott, Two Approaches to Consecrated Life: the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches and the Code of Canon Law, in Studia Canonica 29 (1995) 193-239;


B. Basile, Le nouveau droit des moines et des religieux: commentaire aux deux codes oriental et occidental, Kaslik 1993;


C. Pujol, La vita religiosa orientale: commento al Codice di diritto canonico orientale (canoni 410-572), Roma 1994.