SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: Schema of Courses

 

THEOLOGY 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Sacred Scripture

  • Introduction to the Old Testament

  • Introduction to the New Testament

  • Introduction to Theology

  • Introduction to Philosophy

  • Seminar - Mariology I

  • Seminar - The Pentateuch

 

Semester 2

  • Hermeneutics and Exegesis I

  • Historical Books (Old Testament)

  • The Synoptics (New Testament)

  • Dogmatic Theology

  • Public Speaking and Reading

  • Seminar - The Catholic Epistles

 

Semester 3

  • Introduction to Liturgical Practice

  • The Psalms (Old Testament)

  • Gospel of St John (New Testament)

  • Thomistic Philosophy

  • Moral Theology

  • Seminar - The Apocalypse and Apocalyptic Literature in the Sacred Scriptures

 

 

THEOLOGY 2

Semester 1

  • The Apocrypha / Deuterocanonicals and the Pseudepigrapha

  • Isaiah (Old Testament)

  • The Acts of the Apostles (New Testament)

  • Introduction to Canon Law

  • Scholastic Philosophy

  • Seminar - Hagiography

  • Seminar - Church Ceremonies and Extra/Para-Liturgical Practice

 

Semester 2

  • Pauline Epistles (New Testament)

  • Roman Catholic Code of Canon Law 1917

  • Sacramental Theology

  • Rhetoric and Elocution

  • General Church History

  • Seminar - The Divine Office

 

Semester 3

  • Apologetics

  • Gregorian Chant and Plainchant

  • Pastoral Care I - Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

  • History and Development of Liturgics

  • Parish Administration as a Theological Activity

  • Seminar - Theology of Orders and Ministry

 

 

THEOLOGY 3

Semester 1

  • Theology of Ministry and Priesthood

  • History and Development of Canon Law

  • Ethics

  • Introduction to Patristic Studies

  • Pastoral Care II - Ethics in Ministry and Counseling Techniques

  • Seminar - Canon Law of The North American Old Roman Catholic Church

  • Seminar - The Role and Ministry of the Deacon

 

Semester 2

  • Latin I

  • Liturgical Theology

  • Patristic Church History (60-600 A.D.)

  • English I

  • Catholic Social Teaching

  • Seminar - The Art of Preaching for Deacons and Priests

 

Semester 3

  • Liturgical Music

  • Christian Ethics of Stewardship: Ecological Ethics

  • Sacramental Practice

  • The Ecumenical Councils and Their Laws and Decrees

  • Old Catholic History I

  • Seminar - Ecclesiology

 

 

THEOLOGY 4

Semester 1

  • Greek I

  • Homiletics I

  • Medieval Church History (600 - 1600 A.D.)

  • Patristic Sources (The Greek Fathers)

  • Introduction to the History of Christian Spirituality

  • Seminar - The Doctors of the Church

  • Seminar - Pastoral Missionary Principles

 

Semester 2

  • Hebrew I

  • Homiletics II

  • Patristic Sources (The Latin Fathers)

  • English II

  • Christology

  • Seminar - Principles of Religious Education

 

Semester 3

  • Celebration of Holy Mass

  • Clergy Ethics

  • Pastoral Administration I

  • Old Catholic History II

  • Old Catholic Theology

  • Seminar - Modern Church History (1600 - present)

 

 

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