The Kootenay School of Ministry has been on sabbatical this year.  However, we are pleased to announce that we are offering P104 Introduction to Liturgical Studies by videoconference using the Zoom platform.  

Instructor: The Rev. Canon Dr. Beth Marie Murphy

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The Rev. Canon Dr. Beth Marie Murphy has an MDiv from the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA and a DMin from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA.  She has lived in Canada for more than thirty years and has served small and town-sized parishes in the Diocese of Algoma.  Most recently, she was a professor of Pastoral Studies and Liturgics at the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad in Saskatoon.  She is now retired and living in Kamloops.

Course Description:
In the first part of the course the historical roots of Christian worship will be explored from Jewish times to the present. Special emphasis will be placed on the study of the Eucharist and Baptism.  In the later part of the course we will look at the development of Anglican worship tradition from the time of the Reformation and the first Book of Common Prayer until the present time. Finally the course will look at and examine the present liturgies in depth.

1.         To come to a greater understanding of the development of liturgy from the 1st to the 21st centuries.
2.        To understand the theology behind the changes in the development of the Eucharist over the centuries.
3.        To understand more fully the development and theology of the Anglican liturgy.
4.        To understand and practice the present day liturgies in the Anglican Church of Canada.

Course Schedule:

There will be a one-hour online orientation meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm to meet the instructor, to ensure that students are familiar with the Zoom platform, and to agree on a class schedule.  If you are interested, email Kathryn Lockhart

Course Tuition Fee:  $250   This course is not available for audit.