Ecclesiastical Latin I

This unit aims to cover the basic grammatical and syntactical knowledge that will lead to a grasp of the Latin ecclesiastical writings. It involves study of basic grammar, common Latin phraseology, Latin hymns, Latin prayers, and Latin liturgical texts.

All A units are not included in the structure of Majors or Sub-majors (UG studies) or in concentration or specialisation (PG studies).


Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline


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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. understand the basic elements of Latin grammar within the broader context of English grammar and syntax
  2. understand the influence of Church Latin on Western culture, language, music and language idiom
  3. demonstrate familiarity with the language structure and vocabulary encountered in scriptural, liturgical and patristic texts
  4. adapt and apply knowledge gained to ecclesiastical texts
  5. identify the place of the Latin language in the heritage of the Church.
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