TRS 240: Christian Liturgy Prayer Sacrament
Introduction to the fundamentals of Christian Liturgy, including the meaning of assembly, ritual, symbol and gesture, proclamation of scripture and blessing prayers as central to liturgical celebration, and the relationship of liturgy to life.
TRS 540: Introduction to Liturgy
Basic introduction to the history and theology of the liturgy of the Church; attention to constitutive elements of worship (word, language, music, environment, ritual); relationship of liturgy and spirituality.
TRS 640: Foundations of Liturgy and Sacramental Theology
This overview and systematic study of constitutive elements of liturgical rites and sacramental theology analyzes the historical developments which facilitate understanding the contemporary praxis. This process demonstrates the relationship between lex orandi and lex credendi. Should be taken before any other course in sacraments or liturgy.
TRS 661A: Mariology
Historical and systematic study of the theology of Mary that spans the entire Christian tradition with a special emphasis on the Patristic period.
TRS 742A: The Liturgical Year
Liturgical theology of the annual celebration of major feasts and seasons of the church year in history and in the present reform. Attention to ecumenical comparisons as well as to catechesis, spirituality, and pastoral practice.
TRS 748A: Byzantine Divine Liturgy
This historical study of the development of the Byzantine Liturgy analyzes the constitutive elements in order to understand their present form. It will address issues of cathedral and monastic influence. This historical study will conclude in an articulation of Byzantine liturgical theology.
TRS 843: Liturgical Life in Jerusalem
An analysis of the 4th to 10th Century liturgical practices in Jerusalem as seen through the following documents: Egeria, Catechesis of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, the Armenian Lectionary, the homelies of Hesychius of Jerusalem, the Georgian Lectionary, and the Anastasis Typikon. The course will deal with principles of interpretation as well as demonstrating the changes and development through the centuries.
TRS 844: Penance in the First Millennium
The reconciliation of penitents will be examined as it appears in various types of source literature, both Greek and Latin, through the first millennium. This study focuses on the ritual acts of reconciliation leading to an elaboration of their theological meaning.