M.Th – Liturgy

CURRICULUM FOR M.Th. WITH SPECIALISATION IN LITURGY

1. ARTICULATION OF THE COURSE

A. OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

  1. To prepare teachers of Liturgy in major and minor seminaries
  2. To prepare teachers of Liturgy in the formation houses of the religious
  3. To prepare animators of Liturgy in the dioceses and parishes
  4. To prepare animators of liturgy in the religious communities

B. REQUIREMENTS OF THE COURSE

It is a two-year course divided into six trimesters. The first trimester will be dedicated to the liturgical practice of various liturgical actions followed by an examination on the subject. This might be a revision of the seminary course; but it is necessary because in many seminaries this course is not done in its integrity. During the remaining 5 trimesters the students are required to complete a total of 72 credits, divided as follows:
CoursesCredits
Basic 27
Specialization14
Optional12
Supplementary7
Seminars6
Practical Experience in Liturgical Animation 6
Total72
At the conclusion of the course every student is required to present a dissertation, comprising of a minimum of 100 pages and a maximum of 120 pages from general introduction to general conclusion, scientifically elaborated under the guidance of a professor approved by the Academic Council of Kristu Jyoti College. Participation of the college seminars during the two years of M.Th. is obligatory.

C. PROGRAMME OF STUDIES

1) Basic Courses - 27 credits

  1. Theology of Christian Worship
  2. Liturgy, a celebration in symbols
  3. Liturgy as a community building action
  4. History of Liturgy
  5. Liturgy as the proclamation of the Word
  6. Liturgy as ministerial action
  7. Liturgy of the Hours
  8. Liturgy of the Eucharist
  9. Liturgical Year

2) Courses of Specialization - 14 credits

  1. Liturgical Prayer
  2. Liturgical Participation
  3. The eschatological dimension of Liturgy
  4. Liturgical Families
  5. Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation
  6. Sacrament of healing: Reconciliation and Anointing
  7. Sacraments of growth: Holy Order and Matrimony
  8. Sacramentals of the Church
  9. Liturgical Music
  10. Liturgy: art and architecture

3) Optional Courses - 12 credits

  1. Liturgy: celebration and communication
  2. Children’s liturgy
  3. Liturgy of Lent
  4. Liturgy of Easter Triduum and paschal season
  5. Liturgy of Advent and Christmas
  6. Eucharistic Prayer
  7. Liturgy and popular devotion
  8. Liturgical spirituality

4) Supplementary Courses - 7 credits 

  1. Latin - 3 credits
  2. Modern languages: (Italian, French, German) – 2 credits
  3. Methodology of scientific work - 2 credits

5) Seminars - 6 credits

  1. Liturgical Constitution of Vatican II and its impact
  2. Liturgy and evangelization
  3. Liturgy and Catechetics
  4. Liturgy and socio-economic reality
  5. Liturgical Inculturation in India
  6. Role of the laity in the Liturgy

6) Practical experiences in liturgical animation - 6 credits (Choose any two and homily, which is obligatory for all)

  1. Homily
  2. Animating parish liturgy
  3. Animating children’s liturgy
  4. Preparations of liturgical celebrations for various occasions and groups
  5. Preparation of commentaries for liturgical celebrations
  6. Organization of Lent and Holy Week Liturgies
  7. Liturgical Catechesis for various groups

D. CONDITIONS

  1. This a course consisting of 6 trimesters
  2. The academic year is divided into three trimesters:
    1. First Trimester: from the beginning of June to the end of August
    2. Second Trimester: from the beginning of September to end of November
    3. Third Trimester: from the beginning of December to the middle of March (with two weeks break during Christmas season).
  3. Every candidate is obliged to attend all the classes of every prescribed subject.
  4. There will be an evaluation of each subject dealt with during the course
  5. The degree will be awarded only on the fulfillment of the above-mentioned conditions and after the successful defence of the final dissertation.

Admission to M. Th closes on 15th May. Application forms can be downloaded ,kindly contact us for more information.

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