Liturgical Studies (LTGY) Courses
LTGY 400 History and Sources of the Liturgy (3)
This course is a survey of Christian liturgical history with regard to both Eastern and Western rites, from antiquity to the present. Students will examine fundamental liturgical sources. This course serves as a basic introduction to the methodology and auxiliary sciences of liturgy.
LTGY 404 Rites of Christian Initiation (3)
This course explores the historical development and theology in the East and West of the catechumenate and the rites of baptism, the Spirit-gift, and first Eucharist, including contemporary reforms in the churches, with special emphasis on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
LTGY 406 Eucharistic Liturgy and Theology (3)
This course examines the origins of the Eucharistic liturgy and its historical development in both the East and West. Discussion will include doctrinal perspectives, an evaluation of contemporary reformed rites, particularly the new Roman Missal, and current ecumenical dialogue and pastoral practice.
LTGY 411 Rites of Reconciliation (2)
This course explores the multiple modes of reconciliation in the Christian Church. It examines the development of the process and rituals of reconciliation and of the sacrament of penance and their relation to the Eucharist. Students will study contemporary rites of reconciliation in the Roman Catholic and other churches.
LTGY 413 Rites for the Sick (2)
Students will explore the Christian theology of illness and the pastoral care of the sick with primary emphasis on the evolution of the sacrament of anointing and praying for the sick. Today's rites for the sick in the Roman rite and in other traditions will be examined.
LTGY 415 Rites of Christian Burial (1)
Students will study changing Christian customs in aid of the dying and the bereaved, including the development of liturgies of burial (chiefly in the West). Ritual patterns of burial in today's churches and the modern funeral industry will be explored.
LTGY 417 Rites of Ordination (1)
Students will examine the liturgical tradition of ordained ministry in the early Church and later Western Church. Students will examine ordination rites today in relation to non-ordained ministries, whether recognized or emerging.
LTGY 419 Rites of Christian Marriage (1)
This course will explore the appearance of Christian customs and rites within social patterns of betrothal and marriage. Students will study the Roman rite and shifting theology of marriage as sacrament, including tensions between the rite, sacrament, and the popular culture of weddings.
LTGY 421 Liturgical Year (3)
This course reflects on the dynamics of time, story, and history in the liturgical shaping of time. Students will explore the theology of Sunday, and of festivals and seasons reflected in the evolution of the liturgical year and in the liturgical books and calendars of the churches today. Students will study the interplay of liturgical time and the rhythms of modern life.
LTGY 423 Liturgy of the Hours (3)
The cathedral and monastic traditions of the Liturgy of the Hours will be historically and theologically considered. The course includes an analysis of their respective origins and evolution in the patristic and medieval periods. Students will study the reformed Roman Liturgy of the Hours and daily prayer in other churches.
LTGY 424 Theology of Sacraments and Worship (3)
This course examines the roots of Christian worship in human myth, symbol, ritual, and celebration. Students will study the his¬torical development of sacramental life in the Church and theological reflection upon it. Contemporary approaches to a theology of sacrament, especially in relation to Christology and ecclesiology, will be included. Cross-listed with DOCT 424.
LTGY 467 Topics in Jewish Worship (1-3)
LTGY 468 Topics in Liturgical Studies (1-3)
LTGY 470 Independent Study (1-3)