Liturgy Institute London

For a detailed and peaceful study of Liturgy

Courses Summer 2023

Courses for Summer 2023 are based on those for Summer 2021. We are in the process of updating this web-page.

A listing of our courses for the summer of 2020 is available here,
and for the
 summer of 2022 here.

Download our e-mail flyer here and distribute it to others by e-mail. Download our colour brochure here.

The Institutum Liturgicum is established to promote liturgical research and post-graduate level education in liturgy in England. Our courses summer 2021 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 Institum Liturgicum is endorsed by the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of England and Wales and of Belgium. The following links provide the full course listings at KU Leuven for the: Research Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion.

 

St Bede Lecture

The annual St Bede Liturgy Lecture will be given by Prof. Fr Bernhard Eckerstorfer OSB, Rector of the Athenaeum of Sant’Anselmo, Rome. His lecture is scheduled for Saturday 10 July 2021 at 2:30 pm.

 

Course Offerings Summer 2021

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: 5 – 16 July 2021 (not 10 or 11 July)

L701 Liturgical Research Seminar (IL certificate course)

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

Block 2: 19 – 30 July 2021 (not 24 or 25 July)

L704 Liturgical Hermeneutics 1 (IL certificate course)

L712 The Eucharist in History (IL certificate elective)

L735 Liturgy and Cultures (IL certificate elective)

Courses are not held during for the fortnight from 31 July-15 August.
Note that the Congress of Societas Liturgica: Liturgy and the Arts will be held online 20-22 July based at Notre Dame, Indiana.

Block 3: 16 – 27 August 2021 (not 21 or 22 August)

L719 Research Seminar: Liturgy and Cultures (IL certificate course)

L711 Proficient Latin for Liturgists (IL certificate elective)

 

Latin Summer Term

Block 3: 16 – 27 August 2021(not 21 or 22 August)

Only L711 may be taken for academic credit.
The first epxerience may be offered online.
If health and safety permit, the Third and Fourth Experiences will be offered in person.
Non-residential students who commute daily to these lessons may enrol in both weeks or in the first week only; limited accommodation is reserved to students enrolled in both weeks.

LA411 Latin Online First Experience: Beginning Latin (not for credit – no exams)

LA511 Latin Second Experience is a conversational course not currently offered.

LA611 Latin Third Experience: Intermediate Latin (not for credit – no exams)

L711 Latin Fourth Experience: Proficient Latin for Liturgists (and Canonists) (offered for academic credit or not for credit)

LA811 Latin Fifth Experience: Reading Cicero’s Letters (not for credit – no exams)

LA812 Latin Fifth Experience: Reading Latin authors (not for credit – no exams)

 

Course Descriptions

General information. Each course runs Monday – Friday for two weeks for a total of ten daily sessions, unless noted. Most course sessions are scheduled for 3 hours including a break. Latin sessions taught in person are held for longer than 3 hours, and will be indicated for each course.

 

Block 1
5 – 16 July 2021

(Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July are free days)


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

At the end of the course each student will be prepared to conduct their own Master’s level 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: Institutum Liturgicum London,
74 Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2DD

Dates: 5-9 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July are free days)
and 12-16 July (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 3 hours (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. Stefan Geiger OSB

The course aims to provide insight into the origin and developments of the liturgy in the West up to the present day. Students reflect on the different cultural periods of society and how these shape the liturgy of the Catholic Church and how the liturgy in turn influences the culture. Students examine 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 Catholic Church in the West and beyond.

Location: Institutum Liturgicum London,
74 Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2DD

Dates: 5-9 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July are free days)
and 12-16 July (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 3 hours (including a break).

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

Block 2
19 – 30 July 2021

(Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July are free days)

L704 Liturgical Hermeneutics 1 (required for IL certificate) KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. Daniel McCarthy OSB

At the end of the course each student will be prepared:
i. to interpret a liturgical prayer and its rite using a selection of analytical tools and liturgical dimensions,
ii. describe the proper contribution of each analytical tool and liturgical dimension, for the interpretation of a specific text or rite,
iii. situate another person’s interpretation of a liturgical prayer or rite according to these interpretative tools and liturgical dimensions

Location: Institutum Liturgicum London,
74 Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2DD

Dates: 19-23 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July free)
and 26-30 July (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 3 hours (including a break).

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


L 712 The Eucharist in History (elective for IL certificate) KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. Stefan Geiger OSB

This course considers the two major parts of the Eucharist; the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist and is designed to lead the reader through the major periods of cultural and theological change in the Church particularly in the West up to the present. We wish clearly to indicate the changes in the liturgical forms throughout history and to present the theological understandings of the Eucharist in the different periods. In this way it is hoped that readers will understand both what the Church teaches and the reasons given for these teachings.

Location: Institutum Liturgicum London,
74 Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2DD

Dates: 19-23 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July free)
and 26-30 July (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 3 hours (including a break).

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


L735 Liturgy and Cultures (IL certificate elective) KU Leuven 4 credits
James Leachman, Daniel McCarthy

The Liturgy of the church is not unchanging. It has its origin and development over time and over geographical space. Inculturation is the study of how changes of the liturgy occur and records the results in a particular time and space. We shall begin with official documents on inculturation and from these we shall discuss practices which both exemplify and move beyond them in both western and eastern Christian traditions.

Location: Institutum Liturgicum London,
74 Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2DD

Dates: 19-23 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July free)
and 26-30 July (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 3 hours (including a break).

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

Block 3
16 – 20 August 2021

(Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 August are free days)


L719 Seminar: Liturgy and Cultures (a seminar for IL certificate) KU Leuven 4 credits.
James Leachman, Daniel McCarthy

The Liturgy of the church is not unchanging. It has its origin and development over time and over geographical space. Inculturation is the study of how changes of the liturgy occur and records the results in a particular time and space. We shall begin with official documents on inculturation and from these we shall discuss practices which both exemplify and move beyond them in both western and eastern Christian traditions. 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 may prepare an article for publication or develop a Masters thesis.

Location: Institutum Liturgicum London,
74 Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2DD

Dates: 16-20 August (Monday – Friday; Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 August are free days)
and 23-27 (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 3 hours (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 is a general description intended to account for the changing topics offered each year.

 

Latin Summer Term

16 – 27 August 2021

(Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 August are free days)

The first epxerience may be offered online.
If health and safety permit, the Third and Fourth Experiences will be offered in person.
Non-residential students who commute daily to these lessons may enrol in both weeks or in the first week only; limited accommodation is reserved to students enrolled in both weeks.
Note: only L711 may be taken for academic credit.
Online courses offered twice weekly during academic term may be found here.

Canon Law Students at KU Leuven may take these summer courses and study Latin online in two sessions weekly throughout the academic term to prepare for two proficiency exams at KU Leuven. They are encouraged to take Beginning Latin before commencing their studies at Leuven. During the next summer they may take the Intermediate Latin, which will prepare them to take the sufficiency exam for Christian Latin (A08A0A), which covers about the first 25 chapters of Collin’s Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin, including some usages of the subjunctive and some usages of the four participles, which we present in our intermediate course. During their third summer they may take both Proficient Latin for Liturgists, which also considers canonical texts regarding liturgy, along with Readings Cicero’s Letters, both of which will prepare them for the advanced Latin exam at KU Leuven. They are also welcome to begin their study of Latin later in their programme of study at KU Leuven.

LA411 Latin First Experience: Beginning Latin (not for credit – no exams)
Lydia Roberts with Jonathan Day

No knowledge of the language is presumed. The First Experience of the Latin language introduces the student to authentic Latin literature with a clear presentation of how human thought is expressed in Latin. Learn to pronounce and read Latin from original texts, both ancient and modern. Learn to compose your own sentences. Instruction given in English, working patiently, using authentic texts, developing a clear understanding of what the author originally said. We use the teaching method of Reginald Foster OCD directly from his book Ossa Latinitatis Sola along with a workbook in development by Laura Pooley which allows students to cover most of the First Experience in ten weekdays comprising all the verb-times in the indicative, active and passive, the system of commands and nouns and adjectives in most of their usages.

Location: Benedictine Institute,
74 Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2DD

Dates: 16-20 August (Monday – Friday; Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 August are free days)
and 23-27 August (Monday to Friday)

Because of the demands of online teaching, we have scheduled our Latin courses for 3 hours, in cluding a 24 mintue break. This is the same length of time as our accredited courses.

A fuller description of the course is available here.
Enrol by contacting the Registrar at il@liturgyinstitute.org.

LA511 Latin Second Experience is a conversational course not currently offered.


LA611 Latin Third Experience: Intermediate Latin (not for credit – no exams)
Daniel Vowles

There are two main components of study: the subjunctive and the four participles with their very many respective usages. Students will begin to understand the meaning and usages of the subjunctive mode, mostly in reading but also in writing the Latin language. They also learn the forms and natural meaning of the four participles, and their usages including the ablative absolute. We use the teaching method of Reginald Foster OCD, retired papal Latinist of forty years, directly from his book Ossa Latinitatis Sola along with a workbook in development by Laura Pooley which allows students to cover the essentials of the First Experience in ten weekdays. The material covered in his First Experience is presumed for this course, including all times of the indicative, active and passive; the system of commands; noun and adjectives in most of their usages. This course covers most of the Third Experience in ten weekdays.

This not-for-credit course is designed for students preparing for the exam following the initial semester of Latin at KU Leuven, and the Latin proficiency exam at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Rome.

Location: Benedictine Institute,
74 Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2DD

Dates: 16-20 August (Monday – Friday; Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 August are free days)
and 23-27 August (Monday to Friday)

Because of the demands of online teaching, we have scheduled our Latin courses for 3 hours, in cluding a 24 mintue break. This is the same length of time as our accredited courses.

A fuller description of the course is available here.
Enrol by contacting the Registrar at il AT liturgyinstitute DOT org.

L711 Latin Fourth Experience: Proficient Latin for Liturgists (and Canonists)
(elective for IL certificate) KU Leuven 4 credits

Prof. Daniel McCarthy OSB taught by Laura Pooley

Students will encounter Latin liturgical texts and canonical texts on liturgy written by authors 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. We use the teaching method of Reginald Foster OCD directly from the draft copy of his book Ossa Latinitatis Sola along with a workbook in development by Laura Pooley which allows students to cover most of the Fourth Experience in ten weekdays. The material covered in its First and Third Experiences is presumed for this course, including the natural meaning and usages of the four participles and the forms and very many usages of the subjunctive mode. Because of limited hours of instruction, we shall cover the main elements, but not all of the Fourth Experience. These include indirect discourse (accusative with the infinitive), gerunds and gerundives, conditional sentences.

Canon law students of KU Leuven who are qualified may enrol in this course along with the course Reading Cicero’s Letters as a preparation for the advanced exam in Latin at KU Leuven. This course was originally designed for liturgists, but includes a consideration of canonical texts relating to liturgy such as Sacrosanctum Concilium, Praenotanda, Decreta and sententia that involve liturgical law.

Location: Benedictine Institute,
74 Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2DD

Dates: 16-20 August (Monday – Friday; Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 August are free days)
and 23-27 August (Monday to Friday)

Because of the demands of online teaching, we have scheduled our Latin courses for 3 hours, in cluding a 24 mintue break. This is the same length of time as our accredited courses.

All students of proficient Latin for liturgists are encouraged to also enrol with IL London in Reading Cicero’s Letters, LA811.

For credit students enrol for both weeks:

Enrol for credit with KULeuven: B-KUL-A07E3A
and then enrol for the afternoon sessions with IL London (£160).
You may also enrol in Reading Cicero’s Letters (£240 total for morning and Cicero)

Not-for credit students enrol for both weeks:

Enrol for the whole daily session with IL London (£320).
You may also enrol in Reading Cicero’s Letters (£400 total for both)

Hours (yet to be confirmed):

10-13.00
14.00-17.00 (with a break)
(17.00-18.15 Reading Cicero’s Letters)

A fuller description of the course is available here.
Enrol by contacting the Registrar at il AT liturgyinstitute DOT org.


LA811 Latin Fifth Experience: Reading Cicero’s Letters (not for credit – no exams)
Jonathan Day

This is a reading course of the Letters Cicero wrote to family and friends. Every letter integrates many aspects of the Latin language, and quickly provides a synthesis of the whole language including: the sequence of tenses, indirect discourse and question, expressions of purpose and result and characteristic result, conditionals, modal attraction; gerunds, gerundives, ablatives absolute. Students will gain a more synthetic understanding of the Latin language and gain greater clarity about its modes of expression and their ambiguities. We use the teaching method of Reginald Foster OCD, retired papal Latinist of forty years, directly from his book Ossa Latinitatis Sola, in which this course is equivalent to the Fifth Experience, ongoing readings of Latin. Students may take this course in conjunction with L711 Latin Fourth Experience: Proficient Latin for Liturgists (and Canonists).

Location: Benedictine Institute,

74 Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2DD

Dates: 16-20 August (Monday – Friday; Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 August are free days)
and 23-27 August (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 90 minutes.

A fuller description of the course is available here.
Enrol by contacting Clare Cogswell, Registrar, at il AT liturgyinstitute DOT org.

FAQs: Frequently asked questions about the summer session

© James Leachman, O.S.B., page updated by DM on 18 September 2020.