• Cost: $54.00
  • Exercises in reading, grammar, writing and composition
  • Course Content

    The course will cover the following

    • Introduction to the Geʽezlanguage ( theEthiopicAlphabet , Pronaunsation,Phonology),
    • Prepositions ,thirdperson Formsof the verb (perfect)
    • Noun pluralsandSyntax (verb plusNoun Subject )
    • TheConstructState , Gender andNumber
    • Some Demonstrative Adjectives
    • TheAccusative case
    • Intrrogativepronouns andAdjectives
    • TheNounwith PronominalSuffixes
    • Typesofverbs
    • Adjectives
    • TheComparative
    • Numbers (Cardinal , Ordinal)
    • The Infinitive(forms , Uses)
    • TheImperative (verbsfromSound Roots )
    • TheVerbalNoun
    • Vebsfrom differentRootsandForms
    • CoditionalSentences
    • Geʽeztextsandliterature

    Aims

    • The course aims to give an introduction to theGeʽezlanguageforgeneralUnderstanding of theClassicalEthiopic textsandliterature.
  • Continuation of Introduction to Geez I
  • A practical study of the rythms (Zema) of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church LIturgy. The progressive development of vocal technique and the development of performance skills through repertoire studies; the development of associated skills of aural awareness, sight reading and memorising, and skills in time-management and professional communication.
  • Course Description

    The course is an excursion into the historical development, distinctive features, spirituality and selected theological themes of the Ethiopian Christian liturgical tradition. It seeks to show the cultural and theological factors that led to the formation of an Ethiopian liturgical rite which is
    rooted in the Alexandrian liturgy. The course also touches upon some of the peculiarities of the Ethiopian liturgy and the doctrinal themes that can be drawn upon the indigenous Ethiopic anaphoras. Classroom presentations, uploaded course materials, a home-take exam, one reflection paper, and a final research paper.

    Course Objectives
    • To acquaint students with the historical development of the Ethiopian liturgical tradition.
    • To acquire an awareness of the celebration and beauty of the Ethiopian Divine Liturgy (Qəddase).
    • To enable students to explore liturgy as a privileged source of theology.
    • To appreciate the Ethiopian liturgical approach to God as a Mystery.
    • To develop a critical approach to the primary Ethiopic liturgical sources that are unknown to the vast majority of foreign liturgical scholars.