Summer Courses 2020

Page under construction as of 27 August 2019.

A listing of our courses for the summer of 2019 is available here,
and for the summer of 2021 here
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The Institutum Liturgicum is established to promote liturgical research and graduate level education in liturgy in England. Our courses summer 2020 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 Rev. Stefan Geiger, OSB, and is scheduled for Saturday 11 July 2020 at 2:30 pm, free of charge.

Course Offerings Summer 2020

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: 6 – 17 July 2020 (not 11 or 12 July)

L701 Liturgical Research Seminar (IL certificate course)

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

L705 Theology of the Liturgy (IL certificate course)

Block 2: 20 – 31 July 2020 (not 25 or 26 July)

L703 Western Liturgical Books (IL certificate course)

L716 Liturgy and Ecumenism (and World Religions) (IL certificate elective)

L718 Liturgies of the Early Church (IL certificate elective)

Courses are not held during the weeks of 3 – 14 August.

Block 3: 17 – 28 August 2020 (not 22 or 23 August)

L719 Research Seminar: Liturgies of the Early Church  (IL certificate course)

L711 Proficient Latin for Liturgists (IL certificate elective)

Syriac Summer Term

Block 1 – 2: 6 – 31 July 2020, weekdays – not for credit

SY411 Readings in Syriac (IL certificate elective)

Syriac is taught weekdays for four weeks, for an hour and a half daily.

Latin Summer Term

Block 3: 17 – 28 August 2020 (not 22 or 23 August)

Only L711 may be taken for academic credit.

Enrol for both weeks: 17 – 28 August 2018
(Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August are free days).

LA411 Latin 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)

Course Descriptions

General information. Each course runs Monday – Friday for two weeks for a total of ten daily sessions, unless noted. Liturgy courses are scheduled for 3 hour sessions including a break. Language sessions are scheduled as noted.

Block 1
6 – 17 July 2020

(Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 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: 6 – 10 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July are free days)
and 13 – 17 July (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 10.00 – 13.00 (including a break).

Fee: £260

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 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: 6 – 10 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July are free days)
and 13 – 17 July (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 15.00 – 18.00 (including a break).

Fee: £260

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

L705 Theology of the Liturgy

(required for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. Dr Joris Geldhof

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

Dates: 6 – 10 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July are free days)
and 13 – 17 July (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 15.00 – 18.00 (including a break).

Fee: £260

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

Block 2
20 – 31 July 2020

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

Dates: 20 – 24 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July are free days)
and 27 – 31 July (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 10.00 – 13.00 (including a break).

Fee: £260

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

L716 Liturgy and Ecumenism (and World Religions)

(elective for IL certificate)     KU Leuven 4 credits
Prof. James Leachman OSB, with Geert Leenknegt

At the end of the course each participant will be prepared 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: Institutum Liturgicum London,
74 Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2DD

Dates: 20 – 24 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July are free days)
and 27 – 31 July (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 09.30 – 12.30 (including a break).

Fee: £260

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

L718 Liturgies of the Early Church

(IL certificate elective)     KU Leuven credits pending
Prof. Ephrem Carr OSB

At the end of the course each student will be prepared to describe and explain:
i. a selection of texts of liturgical character from the first christian centuries,
ii. the context, authors and liturgical content of the texts studied,
iii. the theological content and contribution of the texts studied to developing liturgical traditions.

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

Dates: 20 – 24 July (Monday to Friday; Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July are free days)
and 23- 27 July (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 15.00 – 18.00 (including a break).

Fee: £260

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

Block 3
17 – 28 August 2020

(Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August are free days)

L719 Seminar: Liturgies of the Early Church

(a seminar for IL certificate)   KU Leuven 4 credits.
Prof. Ephrem Carr OSB

This seminar on liturgies of the early church is a comparative study of selected liturgical documents up to the 6th century. Students will examine a selection of early liturgical texts and trace their origin, authorship and context, examine how they have been proclaimed and interpreted and their influence 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 may prepare an article for publication or develop a Masters thesis.

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

Dates: 17 – 21 August (Monday to Friday; Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August are free days)
and 20 – 24 (Monday to Friday)

Hours: 09.30 – 12.30 (including a break).

Fee: £260

A fuller description of the topic considered during summer term 2018 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.

Syriac Summer Term
Blocks 1 – 2: 6 – 31 July 2020

SY411 Readings in Syriac

Prof. Ephrem Carr OSB

(Not for credit – no exams.)
This course presumes familiarity with the alphabet and formation of words so that the majority of class time may be spent reading texts. During the first two weeks we review the verbal forms of the present and perfect tenses, personal pronouns, the various usages of nouns and adjectives. The teaching method is to recognize these forms in the texts read together in class. At the end of the course each student will be prepared to describe and explain short readings from the Syriac New Testament and to produce translations of the texts.

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

Dates: Enrol for the first week only: 6 – 10 July 2020
or for the first two weeks: 6 – 17 July 2020, weekdays
or for the first three weeks: 6 – 24 July 2020, weekdays
or for all four weeks: 6 – 31 July 2020, weekdays.

Hours: 8:30 – 10.00

Fee: 4 weeks for £460

A fuller description of the course is available here.
Enrol directly with the Institutum Liturgicum London.

Latin Summer Term

Block 3
17 – 28 August 2020

Only L711 may be taken for academic credit

Enrol for both weeks: 17 – 28 August 2018
(Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August are free days).

Canon Law Students at KU Leuven may take these courses to prepare for two proficiency exams. 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 KU Leuven course “Reading of Latin Canonical Texts” (B-KUL-B0B48B). They are also welcome to begin their study of Latin later in their programme of study at KU Leuven.
Canon Law Students at KU Leuven are encouraged to consider taking two proposed courses in Latin to be held for one week from 6 to 10 (or for two weeks from 6 to 17) January 2020 and again for one week from 30 March to 3 April (or for two weeks from 30 March to 10 April) 2020. If you take beginning Latin at these times, you will be ready for intermediate Latin during summer term and advanced Latin thereafter. If you take beginning Latin during our summer term, you will be ready for intermediate Latin at these times and then during the second summer term you could complete advanced Latin. This schedule is preferable because it keeps Latin active throughout the year and compresses the time needed to move from beginning through advanced Latin to just over one year. Please write to Clare to enquire about the availability of the course beginning on the Monday after the new year and the course beginning the week before Holy Week: il AT liturgyinstitute DOT org.

LA411 Latin First Experience: Beginning Latin

Instructor pending confirmation

(Not for credit – no exams.)
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 simple texts for 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, from which students shall 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

Enrol for both weeks: 17 – 28 August (Monday to Friday; Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August are free days) 
and 24 – 28 August (Monday to Friday).

Hours of instruction: 9.30 – 11.00; 11.15 – 12.30; (lunch;) 14.00 – 15.00; 15.15 – 16.15, for a total of 4 hours and 45 minutes daily.

Fee: £320

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

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

LA611 Latin Third Experience: Intermediate Latin

Daniel Vowles

(Not for credit – no exams.)
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. 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

Enrol for both weeks: 17 – 28 August (Monday to Friday; Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August are free days) 
and 24 – 28 August (Monday to Friday).

Hours of instruction: 10.00 – 11.30; 11.45 – 1.00; (lunch;) 14.00 – 15.00; 15.15 – 16.15, for a total of 4 hours and 45 minutes daily.

Fee: £320

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
Laura Pooley (Daniel McCarthy)

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. 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 KU Leuven course “Reading of Latin Canonical Texts” (B-KUL-B0B48B). This course was originally designed for liturgists, but includes a consideration of canonical texts relating to liturgy such as Sacrosanctum Concilium, Praenotanda, Decreta and, if possible to find, sententia that involve liturgical law.

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

Enrol for both weeks: 17 – 28 August (Monday to Friday; Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August are free days) 
and 24 – 28 August (Monday to Friday).

Hours of instruction: 9.30 – 11.00; 11.15 – 12.30; (lunch;) 14.00 – 15.00; 15.15 – 16.15, for a total of 4 hours and 45 minutes daily.

Enrol directly with us for the full not-for-credit course. Fee: £320.

OR enrol for credit with KULeuven: B-KUL-A07E3A
and then enrol with us for the remaining daily sessions. Fee: £160.
This is because our course offering far exceeds the limit for contact hours imposed by the for-credit course of KU Leuven.

Students wishing more instruction are encouraged to enrol also in Reading Cicero’s Letters, LA811

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     

Instructor pending confirmation
(not for credit – no exams)

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

Enrol for both weeks: 17 – 28 August (Monday to Friday; Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August are free days) 
and 24 – 28 August (Monday to Friday).

Hours: 16:45 – 18:30

Fee: £135

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

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