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 407 Liturgical Celebration (3)
Through a sustained reflection on the church's tradition of lex orandi, lex credendi, students will be introduced to the theory and practice of good liturgical celebration. Contemporary liturgical practice will be evaluated in its historical, cultural, and theological context. Students will learn how the historical development of Christian liturgy, its anthropological dimensions, and important church documents influence how we worship today.

LTGY 418  Rites of Healing (3)
This course will consider the history, theology and pastoral practice of liturgical rites confronting human sin, sickness, and death with forgiveness and reconciliation, healing, and commendation to God's mercy with a special focus on the Roman Rite.

LTGY 420  Rites of Vocation (3)
This course will cultivate a basic understanding of the history and theology of Christian vocation as it is lived out in ordained ministry, religious life, marriage, and lay ecclesial ministry-with a special focus on the Roman Rite. Students will study the rites of ordination, religious profession, and marriage in terms of their historical development, explicit and implicit theology, current ritual forms, and pastoral issues. The course will conclude with a consideration of the (usually unritualized) vocational commitment made by lay ecclesial ministers.

LTGY 421  Word and Worship in the 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 426  Liturgical Presidency (3)
Training in all aspects of liturgical presiding for those will lead worship as priests and deacons, including the study of rubrics and directives in the relevant official documents. Use of gesture and voice to relate well to the assembly and to other liturgical ministers. Training in singing the ministerial chants in the liturgical books. For future priests, focus on celebrating Mass. For future deacons, focus on their role at Mass, as well as presiding at Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest and other rites such as baptism and marriage. For non-ordination candidates, Sunday Celebrations in Absence of a Priest, and other rites such as funeral vigils.

LTGY 467 Topics in Jewish Worship (1-3)

LTGY 468 Topics in Liturgical Studies (1-3)

LTGY 470 Independent Study (1-3)