Diploma in Liturgical Studies

In recognition for courses completed the Liturgy Institute offers a Diploma in Liturgical Studies. The programme of studies consists of five foundation courses, one elective course and one seminar:

DIPLOMA IN LITURGICAL STUDIES

LITVRGICIS DIPLOMA IN STVDIIS

Foundation courses

L701 Liturgical Research Seminar (introduction to method)
L702 Liturgy in the West: History and context
L703 Western Liturgical Books
L704 Liturgical Hermeneutics I
L705 Theology of the Liturgy

One required elective course

offerings include annually:
L711 Proficient Latin for Liturgists

Biennially:
L714 Liturgical Spirituality
L712 The Eucharist in History
L716 Liturgy and Ecumenism
L713 Christian Initiation
L718 Liturgies of the Early Church

L719 Seminar

The topic changes annually according to this projected cycle:
2013: The Eucharist
2014: Christian Initiation
2015: History of the Liturgy
2016: Theology of the Liturgy
2017: Eucharistic Prayers
2018: Christian Initiation

Benefits

Our programme of studies is endorsed by the Bishops’ Conferences of England and Wales and of Belgium. Our Diploma in Liturgical Studies may be attractive and useful to the Bishops for members of their diocesan and national liturgical committees. Our programme of studies can be completed during two or more summers, and so is realistic and attainable.

We offer courses in English in London during Summer based on the curriculum of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy taught in Italian at Sant’Anselmo, Roma. Our courses are individually accredited through KU Leuven, Belgium.

Plan of studies

Students may extend their programme of studies over several years according to their schedule, but our programme of studies is organized so that a student may complete the Diploma in Liturgical Studies in as few as two years. In the first year they attend Block 1 and 2; in the second year Block 2 and 3 according to the following schedule:

Block 1 Annually
Our programme of studies is organized so that a student may take the two foundational courses together in Block 1. These are offered annually:

L701 Liturgical Research Seminar (introduction to method)
L702 Liturgy in the West: History and context

Block 1, Odd year
Students may take the following required course and one elective:

L705 Theology of the Liturgy

Block 1 Electives include:

2013: L714 Liturgical Spirituality
2014: L716 Liturgy and Ecumenism
2015: L714 Liturgical Spirituality
2016: L716 Liturgy and Ecumenism
2017: L714 Liturgical Spirituality
2018: deest
2019: L714 Liturgical Spirituality

Block 2 in even numbered years
Students may take the following required course and one elective:

L703 Western Liturgical Books

Block 2 in odd numbered years
Students may take the following required course and one elective:

L704 Liturgical Hermeneutics I

Block 2 Electives include:

2013: L712 The Eucharist in History
2014: L713 Christian Initiation
2015: L712 The Eucharist in History
2015: L735 Liturgy and Cultures
2016: L718 Liturgies of the Early Church
2016: L713 Christian Initiation
2017: L712 The Eucharist in History
2017: L735 Liturgy and Cultures
2018: L715 Pastoral Liturgy
2019: L712 The Eucharist in History
2019: L735 Liturgy and Cultures

Block 3 elective:
One elective is offered annually in block 3. We also offer a full range of courses in Latin: Beginner, Intermediate, Proficient, Readings. The Latin courses are not intended to be taken concurrently with the required research seminar.

L711 Proficient Latin for Liturgists

Block 3 Annually

As a culmination of their studies with us, IL certificate students take the Master’s level Research Seminar. This is not intended to be taken concurrently with any other course due to the requirement of writing a research paper during this intensive programme. This research seminar is offered on different topics annually:

2013: The Eucharist
2014: Christian Initiation
2015: History of the Liturgy
2016: Theology of the Liturgy
2017: Eucharistic Prayers
2018: Christian Initiation

Course load

The Summer programme is intensive. A student may take  a maximum of two courses  in any two-week Block. The Research Seminar is not intended to be combined with any other course so that the student may have the time necessary to produce a research paper.

 

Studies in Latin

We offer a full complement of studies in Latin for beginners, intermediate and proficient students. Courses are held during Block 3.

page updated on 11 October 2018 by DM