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The Psalms – The Church’s primary prayer book

The Psalms of David are at the heart of the daily services and the Divine Liturgy. In the Church, says St. John Chrysostom, the Psalms are “first, last and middle”, in large part because of their proven ability to transform and enlighten a person’s inner life. This broad introductory course to the Psalter as the Church’s primary prayer book also has practical elements. During a retreat at the beginning of the course, participants will build their own foldable analogion (lectern) for daily readings and learn chanting. At the end of the course (in May 2023), a pilgrimage to Greece will be organized. More information about the retreat and the trip (which participants will pay for themselves) will be available in June 2022.

Course material:

The Psalms

Christ in the Psalms by Fr Patrick Henry Reardon, Conciliar Press, Ben Lomond, California, 2000.

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Quick Facts

Length: 1 year

Study Pace: Part time (50%)

Type of Instruction: The course is mainly taught as a distance-learning course, but it includes occasional meetings (including one retreat and a pilgrimage).
Language of Instruction: Swedish
Location: Campus Södertälje

Level: Seminary

Organizer: Sankt Ignatios folkhögskola

In addition to the requirements stated in the course description, all participants need to be at least 18 year old, be officially registered in Sweden and have a sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction.

Fees: Tuition at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola is free for everyone who is registered (“folkbokförda”) in Sweden.

Service Fees at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola
Students are required to pay a service fee. The service fee for this course is SEK 400 per semester.