Pontifical Georgian College

The principal theological seminary of the Patriarchal See of the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church


MAJOR SEMINARY OUTLINE OF STUDIES
(Licentiate of Sacred Theology)
2014

N.b. Programs subject to change without notice on this page. Postulants and seminarians should consult college administration for official information.
Speed of progress may vary by student. Neither academic degrees nor ordination are guaranteed. Academic degrees and ordination are only conferred
after all qualifications have been met and upon thorough and successful examination by ecclesiastical authorities.

 

The following outline is of the required course of studies for ordination within any See of the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church. While each level is analogous to a semester, each student moves at his own appropriate pace, under the guidance of his formation director. It is the purpose of clerical formation to gain as much knowledge as possible from each course for the benefit of the cleric's sacred ministry. The texts indicated for each course are the standard texts, though the formation director may substitute another equivalent text.

LEVEL 1

TE101 - Introduction to Theological Education

  During this foundational course, the seminarian will become familiar with the theological basis of Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Faith and Practice through assigned readings and reflection papers.

Texts: Faith & Practice - F. E. Wilson
  The Catholic Religion - V. Staley

Required essays for Completion of TE101 shall be on at least the following two topics:

1.The origins of the Faith and Catholicism today.
2.The nature of a personal faith journey.

OT101 - General Survey of Old Testament Literature

A survey of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha. The course will focus on God's actions with Israel from the beginnings, up to the coming of Christ. The student will learn to exegete Scripture using a four-fold approach of: 1) what the text says, 2) the context in which it was written, 3) the history behind the text, and 4) the theological basis. This course involves considerable reading assignments.

Texts: Introduction to the New Testament - W.G. Kummel
  Handbook of Biblical Criticism - R.N. Soulen and R.K. Soulen
  Understanding the Bible - G.T. Montague
  A Catholic Guide to the Bible - O. Lukefahr

NT101 -General Survey of New Testament Literature

A survey course which provides an introduction to each book of the New Testament, as well as a study of the Christian kerygma and its formulation in Acts and the Pauline Epistles.

Texts: Introduction to the New Testament - W.G. Kummel
  Handbook of Biblical Criticism - R.N. Soulen and R.K. Soulen
  Understanding the Bible - G.T. Montague
  A Catholic Guide to the Bible - O. Lukefahr

LEVEL 2

 

OT201 - The Pentateuch

  This course focuses on in-depth study of the first five books of the Old Testament.

Texts: Handbook on the Pentateuch - V.P. Hamilton
  A Catholic Guide to the Bible - O. Lukefahr

NT201 - The Synoptic Gospels

A course providing more detailed study of the Gospels according to Saints Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

Texts: Introduction to the New Testament - W.G. Kummel
  Handbook of Biblical Criticism - R.N. Soulen and R.K. Soulen
  Understanding the Bible - G.T. Montague
  Gospel Parallels - B.H. Throckmorton
  A Catholic Guide to the Bible - O. Lukefahr

CH101 - A General Survey of Church History

A survey course in the history of the Christian Church from its origins to the present day.

Text: A History of the Christian Church - W. Walker

TH101 - A Life of Prayer

  This course covers the importance of personal prayer and its application in Christian life, both for the laity and the clergy.

Texts: Intercessory Prayer - C.P. Wagner
  Thomas Merton: Spiritual Master

Required Essays for Completion of TH101 shall be on at least the following three topics:

1.Sin and repentance.
2.The work of grace in the soul.
3.Christian virtue.

- ORDINATION AS LECTOR AND EXORCIST -

 

LEVEL 3

OT301 - The Prophets

A course in the prophetic texts of the Old Testament and their relevance to the Christian Faith.

Texts: Understanding the Old Testament - B. Anderso
  Handbook of Biblical Criticism - R.N. Soulen and R.K. Soulen
  Understanding the Bible - G.T. Montague
  A Catholic Guide to the Bible - O. Lukefahr

NT301 - The Gospel of John

  This course continues the work of NT201 through discovery of the fourth Gospel.

Texts: The Fourth Gospel - Hosdyne and Davey
  Handbook of Biblical Criticism - R.N. Soulen and R.K. Soulen
  Understanding the Bible - G.T. Montague
  A Catholic Guide to the Bible - O. Lukefahr

CH301 - The Early Church

A detailed study of the Christian Church from its origins through the first several centuries, including the origins of liturgy, the Papacy, and Christian art.

Text: The Early Church - H. Chadwick

Required Essays for Completion of CH301 shall be on at least the following three topics:

1.The effects of the Edict of Milan
2.Church life and worship prior to 500 A.D.
3.The first four ecumenical councils

PT101 - Pastoral Theology

A course in the practical aspects of parish ministry.

Texts: The Pastoral Companion - J.M. Huels
  Parsons, Vestries & Parishes - W. A. Lawrence
  An Outline of an Anglican Life - L. Tarsitano.

LA101 - Ecclesiastical Latin I

An introductory course in the Latin language, particularly in its use within the ancient and modern Church. The student is expected to gain basic proficiency in Latin as used within the liturgy.

Text: A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin - Collins

  Conversational Latin - Traupman

- ORDINATION AS ACOLYTE -

 

LEVEL 4

 

NT401 - The Pauline Literature

Building on the work in NT101, this course provides an in-depth study of the Epistles according to Blessed Paul the Apostle.

Text: What Paul Said - J.W.C. Wand

Required Essays for Completion of NT401 shall be on at least the following three topics:

1.Saint Paul's teaching on faith and works.
2.The Incarnation of Christ
3.The Church as the Body of Christ

ST101 - The Creeds

As the clear and concise statements of the Catholic Faith, the three Creeds, the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian, are treated with respect to Scripture, the Catechism, and praxis.

Text: The Faith of the Church - J.A. Pike and W. N. Pittenger

LT101 - Principles of Liturgy

In this course, the student learns in detail how to assist at mass, as well as the fundamental actions purpose thereof within the mass. The student should be able to perform the liturgical functions of an altar server, crucifer, and thurifer, as well as be familiar with the roles in serving and assisting at a pontifical mass. The student also is expected to be proficient at assisting at the Divine Offices and other extra-liturgical rites of the Church.

Texts: How to Say Mass in the Anglican Rite - R. Johnson

  How to Serve - M. Britt

LA201 - Ecclesiastical Latin II

Continuing the work of the earlier foundational course, the student is expected to attain competency in pronunciation and comprehension of the Latin language as used within the Church. Proficiency should be in the use of Latin in the liturgy and in documents and other uses.

Texts: A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin - Collins
  Conversational Latin - Traupman

- ORDINATION AS SUB-DEACON -

 

LEVEL 5

CH302 - The Church in the Middle Ages

A study of the Roman and Anglican Churches in the middle ages and prior to the Protestant Reformation. This course is primarily focused on the relationship of the Faith to society, both governments and the people.

Text: Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages - R.W. Southern

CH401 - The English Church after the Reformation

This course focuses on the Anglican Church after the separation from the Papacy by Henry VIII and the mass introduction of Protestantism by Elizabeth I and Cranmer. Of particular focus is the impact on Catholicism within the English Church.

Text: Supremacy and Survival: How Catholics Endured the English Reformation - S. Mann

Required Essays for Completion of CH401 shall be on at least the following three topics:

1.Differences between English and Continental Protestant Reformations.
2.Effects of the Reformation on the See of Utrecht.
3.Removal of Catholic doctrine from the Church of England.

ST201 - Systematic Theology

  This course covers the foundations of Catholic doctrine and dogma.

Text: Summa Theologica - St. Thomas Aquinas

PT201 - Canon Law

A comprehensive study of Catholic Canon Law, including the Particular Canon Law of the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church.

Texts: Code of Canon Law 1983

  Code of Particular Canon Law of the Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church

  Marriage, Divorce, and Nullity - G. Robinson

HT101 - Homiletics

The student will be required to complete reading assignments, preach four sermons publicly, which will be critiqued.

Text: (As recommended by Instructor)

Before Ordination as Sub-Deacon, the seminarian is required to demonstrate the following:

1.Proper chant of the Epistles/Lessons at the Mass
2.Duties of the Sub-Deacon at a High Mass

 

LEVEL 6

ST301 - Catholic Theology in the Anglican Rite

Building on the work of ST201, this course focuses on Catholic doctrine and dogma within the English context.

Texts: Summa Theologica - St. Thomas Aquinas

  A History of the English Church and Its People - Venerable Bede

Required Essays for Completion of ST301 shall be on at least the following three topics:

1.The Catholic nature of the pre-Reformation Church of England.
2.Devotion to the Saints.
3.The Holy Mass as a True and Living Sacrifice.

LT201 - Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Liturgy

  The candidate will be introduced to the history and use of the Book of Common Prayer and the Missal, particularly the 2010 Book of Common Prayer and the Missale Anglicanum Editio Latina et Anglica, and the Anglican Breviary. The student will also be required to say Lauds, Vespers, and Compline in both public and private contexts. Also studied will be the responsibilities of a Deacon in a liturgical setting, and Canon Law as it applies to the diaconate. The student's mentor will be responsible for certifying his proficiency in reading the Divine Offices.

Text: Missale Anglicanum Editio Latina et Anglica
  Book of Common Prayer 2010
  Anglican Breviary

ST302 - Social Theology

This course covers the application of Catholic doctrine to society, from daily life to the important social questions of the day.

Text: Compendium of Social Teaching of the Church

Before Ordination as Deacon, the seminarian is required to demonstrate the following:

1.Proper chant of the Gospel at the Mass
2.Proper actions during the Gospel Procession
3.Duties of the Deacon at a High and Sung Mass

Before Ordination as Deacon, the seminarian is required to pass the General Liturgical Examination portions that pertain to the Diaconate.

- ORDINATION AS DEACON -

LEVEL 7

ST401 - Apologetics

A cleric may be called upon to defend the Faith through rhetoric. This course introduces the student to Catholic apologetics.

Text: Apologia pro Vita Sua - J.H. Newman

HT201 - Homiletics

The student will be required to complete reading assignments, preach four sermons publicly, which will be critiqued, and write a paper on the theology of preaching.

Text: (As recommended by Instructor.)

Successful completion of HT201 requires composing and delivering three sermons.

PT301 - Mission and Church Growth

This course introduces the student to the principles of evangelism and church mission work.

Text: Church Growth and the Power of Evangelism - H. Hanchet

TH401 - Priestly Formation

A study of the theology of the priesthood and the relationship of the priesthood to the Body of Christ.

Text: The Priest is Not His Own - F. J. Sheen

LEVEL 8

ST501 - Moral Theology

  An application of the doctrine and dogma of the Church to moral questions.

Text: A Morally Complex World - J.T. Bretzke

LT201 -Non-Liturgical Rites of the Church

In this course, the student will learn the administration of the extra-liturgical sacraments and rites of the Church.

Text: Rituale Anglicanum

Successful completion of LT201 requires a practical examination in the Sacraments of Baptism, Confession, Unction, and Matrimony, as well as general blessings.

PT401 - Christian Education

  As a priest must be an educator of his flock, this course covers Christian pedagogy of children, youth, and adults.

Text: The Art of Teaching Christian Doctrine - R. Palmer

Successful completion of PT401 requires creation of lesson plans for the following:

1.Child, youth, and adult Sunday school
2.Preparation of adult converts
3.Preparation of youth and adults for Confirmation.

LT301 - Practicum in the Divine Offices

In this course, the candidate must study and demonstrate proficiency in the recitation of all offices contained within the Anglican Breviary.

Text: Anglican Breviary

LT401 - Practicum in the Holy Mass

A comprehensive practical course on the celebration of the mass. The candidate is expected to be able to perform the entirety of the actions required for the mass, as well as their meaning.

Texts: Missale Anglicanum Editio Latina et Anglica

  Book of Common Prayer 2010

Before Ordination as Priest, the seminarian is required to demonstrate the following:

1.How to say a low mass in its entirety
2.Actions at a high mass or sung mass (including chants)
3.Administration of the Sacraments of Confession, Solemn Baptism, Holy Unction, and Holy Matrimony.

Before Ordination as Priest, the seminarian is required to pass the General Ordination Examination (GOE) and the entirety of the General Liturgical Examination (GLE).

 

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