The Master of Arts Program
Liturgical Music (1.5 unit) - Surveys the historical development of Church music until the reform of Vatican Council II and presents the types of Philippine music that can influence the composition of liturgical music.
Sacraments of Commitment [Marriage] (1.0 unit) - Traces the historical and theological development of the rite of marriage from the Roman times and points out its ritual and pastoral effects on the celebration of the sacrament today.
Sacraments of Commitment [Ordination] (1.0 unit) - Examines the theology of holy orders especially from existing liturgical books and documents.
Sacramentals and Blessings (1.5 unit) - Deals with the history, theology, and pastoral practice of such sacramentals as the rites of religious profession and of Christian funerals and the various rites of blessings contained in the Book of Blessings.
Philosophy of Education (3.0 units) - In view of enhancing the task of communicating the rich liturgical doctrine of the Church whether in preaching or in formal teaching, this course explores the mystagogical paradigm prescribed by pertinent Church documents for teaching liturgical doctrine. It considers liturgy in its theologico-liturgical, celebrative, and anthropologico-spiritual aspects and provides venue for students to exercise themselves in articulating the same.
Sacraments of Healing [Anointing of the Sick] (1.0 unit) - Studies the history, theology, and pastoral practice of the care and anointing of the sick and analyzes the theological and pastoral problems connected with it.
Liturgical Time I [Liturgical Year] (2.0 units) - Explores the theology and pastoral dimension of the Liturgical Year, especially the Sunday assembly, the feasts of Easter and Christmas, the liturgical seasons, and other activities in the liturgical calendar.
Theology and Celebration of the Eucharist (2.0 units) - Studies the historical development of the Eucharist from the Last Supper to its present shape as described in the fifth edition of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. The course examines the doctrine and symbolic elements of the various parts of the celebration, especially the liturgy of the Word and the liturgy of the Eucharist.
Liturgical Time II [Liturgy of the Hours] (1.0 unit) - Studies the history and theology of the Liturgy of the Hours and its different ritual components.
Inculturation of the Liturgy (2.0 units) - Defines liturgical inculturation from liturgical and cultural perspectives, studies the process of inculturation, analyzes the components of culture and the methods of inculturation, and offers historical and contemporary models, especially the Misa ng Bayang Pilipino and Pagdiriwang ng Pag-iisang Dibdib.
Sacraments of Healing [Penance] (1.0 unit) - Studies the history, theology, and pastoral practice of the sacrament of penance and reconciliation and analyzes the theological and pastoral problems connected with it.