Courses Summer 2014

Our courses summer 2014 are based on the licentiate curriculum of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Rome, taught in English in London in summer and accredited by KU Leuven in Belgium. The following links provide the full course listings at KU Leuven for the:

Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies and the
Master of Arts in Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion.

St Bede Lecture

The annual St Bede Liturgy Lecture will be given by Bishop Alan Hopes at Ealing Abbey, London, on Saturday 5 July 2014.

 

Course Offerings Summer 2014

Our summer courses are arranged in three blocks of two weeks each. These course descriptions are subject to change. Additional courses may be added.

 

Block 1: 7 – 18 July 2014 (not 12 or 13 July)

L701 Liturgical Research Seminar (IL certificate course)

L702 Liturgy in the West: History and Context (IL certificate course)

L716 Liturgy and Ecumenism (IL certificate elective)

 

Block 2: 21 July – 1 August 2014 (not 26 or 27 July)

L703 Western Liturgical Books (IL certificate course)

L705 Theology of the Liturgy (IL certificate course) 

L713 Christian Initiation (IL certificate elective)

The week of 4-8 August are free days.

 

Block 3: 11 – 22 August 2014 (not 16 or 17 August)

L511 Intermediate Latin for Liturgists (IL course for Latin qualification)

L711 Proficient Latin for Liturgists (IL certificate elective)

L719 Seminar on Christian Initiation (IL certificate course)

 

Course Descriptions

General information. Each course runs Monday – Friday for two weeks for a total of ten sessions. Most course sessions lasts 2 hours and 36 minutes plus a break.

 

Block 1: 7 – 18 July 2014

(Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July are free days)

 

L701 Liturgical Research Seminar     (required for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. Daniel McCarthy OSB

This introductory seminar aims to equip students with a method with which they can conduct their own graduate research in liturgy with skills in three areas:
1) gathering the essential body of information,
2) interpreting a liturgical event and
3) developing a coherent presentation.
Each student will research and present the history and theology of an agreed upon collect type prayer.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing, London

Dates: 7-11 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July are free days)
14 – 18 July  (Monday to Saturday)

Hours: 10.00-13.00 (including a break).

A fuller description of the course is available here, and a link to the course descriptor at KU Leuven here.

 

L702 Liturgy in the West: History and Context     (required for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. Ephrem Carr OSB

The course aims to provide insight into the origin and development of the liturgy in the West up to the present day, reflecting the different cultural periods of society and how these shape the liturgy of the Catholic Church. It examines both the historical and liturgical record and the recent debates among Catholic liturgists concerning the past and future development of the Roman Catholic liturgy. The course will proceed by means of a chronological study of the major periods of the liturgy of the Christian Church in the West.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing, London

Dates: 7-11 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July are free days)
14 – 18 July  (Monday to Saturday)

Hours: 15.00-18.00 (including a break).

A fuller description of the course is available here, and a link to the course descriptor at KU Leuven here.

 

L716 Liturgy and Ecumenism      (elective for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits 
Prof. James Leachman OSB with Dr Bridget Nichols

At the end of the course the students will be able to:
♦  Describe a number of examples of growing divisions in the christian community in history with the associated liturgical discontinuities and continuities;
♦  Describe a number of efforts at promoting the reconciliation of christian communities in the official documents of the Catholic church and of another church;
♦  Analyse specific examples of bilateral and multilateral conversations and ecumenical projects such as BEM, ARCIC;
♦  Evaluate ecumenical collaboration today in a particular country or between two churches;
♦  Explain the role of the liturgy in promoting the reconciliation of separated christian communities.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing, London

Dates: 7-11 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July are free days)
14 – 18 July  (Monday to Saturday)

Hours: 09.30-12.30 (including a break). 

A fuller description of the course is available here. The course descriptor at KU Leuven is not yet available.

 

Block 2: 21 July  – 1 August 2014

(Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July are free days)

 

L703 Western Liturgical Books     (required for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. Daniel McCarthy OSB

At the end of the course each participant will be prepared to:
♦  name and describe the characteristics and historical evolution of the principle liturgical books of the West, especially: the sacramentaries, lectionaries, and missals; the ordines, pontificals and rituals; breviaries;
♦  describe the content, historical context and contribution to the developing tradition of the primary books;
♦  use each book’s critical apparatus along with other research instruments;
♦  present one’s own research into these liturgical books.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing, London

Dates: 21 – 25 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July are free days)
28 July – 1 August (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 10.00-13.00 (including a break).

A fuller description of the course is available here, and a link to the course descriptor at KU Leuven is available here.

 


L705 Theology of the Liturgy     (required for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. Ephrem Carr OSB

Students
♦  familiarize themselves with the emergence of theology of the liturgy in the course of the 20th century;
♦  understand the content of A. Schmemann’s, A. Kavanagh’s and D.W. Fagerberg’s approach to theology of the liturgy;
♦  can explain the meaning of the adage lex orandi, lex credendi as well as the reasons why it is both important and controversial;
♦  develop a personal and critical standpoint towards the particularity of theology of the liturgy as it is interpreted by Schmemann, Kavanagh, and Fagerberg;
♦  can apply the insights of theology of the liturgy to methodological issues and to questions of a more systematic-theological nature.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing, London

Dates: 21 – 25 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July are free days)
28 July – 1 August (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 15.00-18.00 (including a break).

A fuller description of the course is available here, and a link to the previous course descriptor at KU Leuven is available here.

 


L713 Christian Initiation     (required for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. James Leachman OSB

At the end of the course each participant will be prepared to:
♦  Describe the origin of christian initiation in New Testament and Jewish prayer;
♦  Present the development of the structure of christian initiation in the first ten centuries;
♦  Trace the developments in the Middle Ages and Catholic Reformation up to 1962;
♦  Detail renewal of christian initiation as mandated by the Second Vatican Council;
♦  Understand the contemporary rites of initiation of the Roman Rite.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing, London

Dates: 21 – 25 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July are free days)
28 July – 1 August (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 09.30-12.30 (including a break).

A fuller description of the course is available here. The course descriptor at KU Leuven is not yet available.

 

Block 3: 11 – 22 August 2014

(Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August are free days)

 

L511 Intermediate Latin for Liturgists
(for entrance exam into IL certificate programme and Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Rome) not for credit at KU Leuven
James Leachman and Daniel VowlesDaniek Vowles

Students will begin to understand the meaning and usages of the subjunctive mode mostly in reading and also in writing the Latin language. Presumed is a knowledge of the verb in all times of the indicative. This course is intended to prepare the student for the entrance requirement into the IL certificate programme of studies in Liturgy and for the entrance exam in Latin for the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Rome, and for the credited course Proficient Latin for Liturgists L711. As such, this course is not accredited.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing, London

Dates: 11-15 August (Monday to Friday; Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August are free days)
18 – 22 (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 10.00-12.30 (including a break) for the presentation of the Latin language by Daniel Vowles
and 14.00-15.00 for an examination of Latin texts with James Leachman.

A fuller description of the course is available here. This course is not accredited by KU Leuven.

 

L711 Proficient Latin for Liturgists     (elective for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof.  Daniel McCarthy OSB

Students will encounter Latin liturgical texts and Latin authors writing on the liturgy from many ages. They will proceed to a greater facility and ease with the Latin language and come to a more detailed and direct understanding of liturgical texts. They will develop a fuller expression of liturgical ideas accurately and beautifully in both Latin and English. Specific elements of the language considered include the four participles and infinitives, sentences in the ‘accusative with the infinitive’ and purpose and result clauses. Our review includes the sequence of tenses. Our method is that developed by Fr Reginald Foster, OCD, retired papal Latinist of forty years.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing, London

Dates: 11-15 August (Monday to Friday; Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August are free days)
18 – 22 (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 14.30-17.30 (including a break)

A fuller description of the course is available here, and a link to the course descriptor at KU Leuven here.

 

L719 Seminar on Christian Initiation   (a seminar for IL certificate)   KU Leuven 4 credits.

Prof. Ephrem Carr OSB

This seminar considers the history and development of Christian Initiation. Students will examine a selection of texts and trace their origin and development through history, examine how they have been proclaimed and interpreted up to the present. Students are helped to learn from each other by seminar presentations and to edit their own work in the light of others’ presentations. In this way students refine their research skills and prepare a seminar paper which may later be developed into a Master’s thesis.

Location: Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing, London

Dates: 11-15 August (Monday to Friday; Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August are free days)
18 – 22 (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 09.30-12.30 (including a break).

A fuller description of the course is available here. The descriptor of this course ‘Research Seminar in Liturgical Studies’ at KU Leuven describes this same seminar offered in summer 2014 on the eucharistic prayers. The KU Leuven link will be updated to this new topic in mid July 2014.

 

FAQs: Frequently asked questions about the summer session

 

© James Leachman, O.S.B., 28 October 2014  this information is correct at time of publishing