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Liturgical Latin: St. Paul's Epistles w/ Torchia

Fri. 5pm 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.”). This course reads St. Paul’s Epistles from the Roman Missal, beginning with the First Sunday of Advent. 

This is a continuing course from earlier terms, although newcomers are also welcome.

DETAILS:

Level: This course is intended for students of Latin at all levels.
Textbook: The New Roman Missal, 1945 edition, by Father Lasance.
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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INSTRUCTOR

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.