SEPTEMBER 2021 - MAY 2022
1st and 3rd Mondays, beginning September 20, 2021
7:00 - 8:00 PM.
Free and open to all, on Zoom.
This course will survey inspiring examples of Christian prose and poetry spanning over a millennium - from the Roman Empire through the Medieval era - in the original Latin. We will read excerpts from the Confessions of St. Augustine, St. Jerome’s Vulgate Bible, works by Sts. Bonaventure and Bernard of Clairvaux and a variety of poems and hymns, among other works. Some language review is included, but the focus is on reading and translation of the texts. Participants should have completed and have some recollection of a year or more of Latin. Classical languages instructor Michael O'Brien will teach this group. Texts and learning materials will be distributed or are available online.
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, beginning September 21, 2021
7:00 - 8:00 PM.
Free and open to all, on Zoom, possibly with an in-person component.
This year: selections from the Gospel of St. Luke. Some Greek language review is included, but the focus is on reading and translation of the text, with particular attention to passages without counterparts in the other Gospels. Participants should have completed a year of either New Testament or Classical Greek. Teachers are Classical languages instructor Michael O'Brien and Deacon Tim O'Donnell. There is no charge, and texts and learning materials will be distributed or are available online.
For more information or to register, contact Mike O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617-721-9559.
Co-sponsored by St. Paul Parish and St. Peter Parish, Cambridge, MA