SYLLABUS – TERM II

SECOND TERM SYLLABUS

The Second and Final Term is rooted in a different approach to what you experienced in TERM I.

In TERM II, the Seminary invites you to pick ONE SUBJECT in each TITLED THEME, and UP TO MAX 5 THEMES.

Research, dig for books, academic papers or any other materials, then write an Essay.

LITURGY STUDIES

  1. LITURGY – HOLY MASS
    (Choose ONE Subject ONLY)
    1. The Traditional Latin Rite – Tridentine Mass: History, Form, and Theology of the Roman Catholic classic Mass.
    2. The “Novus Ordo”, the post Vatican Council II Reformed Mass.
    3. The Anglican Rite – How to say Mass.
    4. The Latin Rite vs. the Anglican Rite – Comparative Analysis.
    5. The Liberal and Old Catholic Churches Liturgy.
  2. LITURGY – THE LITURGY OF HOURS
    (Choose ONE Subject ONLY)
    1. The Catholic Breviary, what it is and how it works.
    2. The Catholic Breviary in book format.
    3. The Catholic Breviary in electronic format – Options.
    4. The Anglican Breviary – Common Worship Daily Prayer.
  3. LITURGY – THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
    (Mandatory Reading)
    1. Brief on general structure.
  4. PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
    (Choose ONE Subject ONLY)
    1. Structured vs. Improvised Prayer.
    2. Spoken vs Mental Prayer.
    3. Popular prayer: The Rosary.
    4. Popular prayer: The Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
    5. Popular prayer: The Novena.
    6. Classic prayers: In the Latin Rite

PASTORAL CARE STUDIES

  1. HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY PASTORAL CARE – THE NHS
    (All subjects are mandatory in Module 1, if you choose to study it)
    1. Introduction;
    2. The Chaplain – A Brief History;
    3. The Chaplain – Professionalisation;
    4. NHS Contextual Politics;
    5. The Modern Chaplain – Ethnography, Faith Communities, Auto-Ethnography Methodologies;
    6. Religion, Spirituality and Secularisation;
    7. Theological Considerations in NHS Hospital Chaplaincy Pastoral Care and Development;
    8. Concluding Notes
    9. { EXAM }
  2. PASTORAL CARE OF THE ELDERLY & THE DYING
    (Choose ONE Subject ONLY)
    1. Reflections on Caring for the Elderly and the Dying;
    2. Practical Guidance in Hospice and Palliative Care for Chaplains and Volunteers;
    3. How to approach Dying Adults to Prepare, practical guidance for Clergy and Chaplains;
    4. Chaplains’ Thoughts on Death, Dying and Pastoral Care.
    5. { ESSAY }
  3. PASTORAL CARE IN A GEOGRAPHICALLY DEFINED PARISH
    (Choose ONE Subject ONLY)
    1. Pastoral Outreach to tackle Loneliness and Depression in the Parish;
    2. Re-thinking the Parish from Pastoral Care to Mission;
    3. Anglicanism: Renewal of Parish Ministry;
    4. Catholicism: Renovation – From Maintenance to Missionary Parish;
    5. Why the OCAC does not usually keep geographical parishes.
    6. { ESSAY }
  4. PASTORAL CARE IN AN EVER GROWING DIGITAL WORLD
    (Choose ONE Subject ONLY)
    1. The Analog Church vs. The Digital Church;
    2. Preaching in the Binary World of Entertainment;
    3. The Christian Ministry of the Digital Era;
    4. Ministry in the Sphere of Social Media.
    5. { ESSAY }
  5. PASTORAL CARE FOR CHRISTIAN LGBTQ COMMUNITIES
    (Choose ONE Subject ONLY)
    1. Adam & Eve or Adam & Steve? Why the question is false!
    2. The Gospel of Inclusion – Making the Case for full LGBTQ Integration in the Christian Community;
    3. LGBTQiA Youth Ministry – Practical Guidance;
    4. LGBTQ – Unlocking Thomas Aquinas in the words of the World’s most celebrated Thomistic Dominican Theologian;
    5. Jesus, Bible and LGBTQ – Exploding the Myths.
    6. { ESSAY }

SPECIALIST STUDIES

  1. GENERAL ECCLESIOLOGY
    (Choose ONE Subject ONLY)
    1. Women, Holy Orders & Models of the Western Church;
    2. Women, Holy Orders & Models of the Orthodox Church;
    3. Liberation Ecclesiology & Relevance to Latin America and the World;
    4. Roman Catholic Ecclesiology;
    5. Anglican Ecclesiology;
    6. Eastern Orthodox Ecclesiology;
    7. The Pauline Churches – Their Shape & Direction;
    8. Early Ecclesiology in the West
  2. CHRISTOLOGY
    (Choose ONE Subject ONLY)
    1. Who is Jesus Christ?;
    2. The Biblical Jesus and the Historical Jesus;
    3. Divine and Human – Understanding the True Nature of Jesus;
    4. The Original Christian Christ vs. the Islamic Christ;
    5. The Doctrinal Effect of the Councils of Nicaea, Ephesus and Chalcedon;
    6. Knowing about Jesus & Knowing Jesus – The Journey from Christology to Spirituality;
    7. Feminist Christology – Explorative Journey.
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