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Latin Reading: Liturgical Latin Part Two

Thurs. 8pm Eastern

Course Description: Liturgical Latin refers to the language of the Roman Catholic Liturgy, or the language of worship. It must be pointed out that in the last fifty years, liturgical Latin was not only suppressed by the Church, but actually forbidden for use in worship, and replaced with the vernacular tongues. It was not until 2007, when Pope Benedict XVI, in a Motu Proprio entitled Summorum Pontificum, restored Liturgical Latin to its place in the church. The texts of Liturgical Latin consist of the Missale Romanum, Divinum Officium, and the Liber Usualis, (literally the “useful book.”). It is impossible to cover the vast field of Liturgical Latin in one course. Liturgical Latin Part Two will cover the Roman Divine Office known as the Breviarium Romanum. Complementary to the Missale Romanum, the Roman Missal, covered in Part One. The text of the Roman Liturgy is contained in these two volumes. We will use the traditional form of the Breviarium.


Level: This course is intended for students of Latin at all levels.
TextbookThe exact text will be announced in sufficient time for students to acquire it before the course begins.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.

Regular price $250.00

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William Torchia, Esq.

William Torchia, Esq. currently practices Trusts and Estates law in Philadelphia. Previously he was Curriculum Specialist for Classical Languages for the School District of Philadelphia, and Supervisor of the Elementary School Latin Program in 94 schools, 50 teachers, and 10,000 students.