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Foreign Language | Latin
Course name Evangelium Domini: Translating Passages from the Latin Gospels

Would you like to use your Latin translation skills to better understand the Gospels? Join us as we translate passages from St. Jerome’s Latin Vulgate into our own language. You will learn to sharpen your translation skills, build a Latin vocabulary that will help you understand the Gospels, review Latin grammar rules, and gain a deeper connection to the Word of God through the language of the Catholic Church.

Total classes: 6

Prerequisite: Students must have completed any one of the following Homeschool Connections classes or an equivalent to be approved by the instructor:

· Henle Latin First Year

· Wheelock Latin First Year

· Ecce Romani Second Year

Suggested grade level: 9th-12th grade

Suggested credit: ½ semester Theology or language elective 


In this course, students will translate Gospel passages and related texts in Sacred Scripture from the Latin Vulgate into English. Each class will touch upon the context of the passage in the Gospel, introduce the key vocabulary and grammar in the passage, and review skills needed to translate Latin texts.

This class provides an excellent introduction to the Latin used in the Scriptures and can help students retain and improve their Latin grammar, vocabulary and translation skills over the summer.


Day 1: In Principio (The Prologue to John’s Gospel – John 1: 1-14)

Day 2: Annunciation; the Magnificat and Mary at the Foot of the Cross (Luke 1:26-38; 46-49 and John 19: 25-27)

Day 3: The Greatest Commandment (Matthew 22: 36-40) and other Sayings of Jesus

Day 4: The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5)

Day 5: The Bread of Life Discourse (John 6: 31-70) and The Institution of the Eucharist (Mark 14:22-24)

Day 6: Crucifixion (Luke 23), Easter (John 20: 18-23) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 18-20)

Materials and Homework

Materials: Course materials: Materials will be provided by the instructor.

Homework: Homework: After each class, students will work on an open-book assignment designed to review and reinforce the Latin vocabulary and grammar learned through the translations covered in class. A Discussion Forum will be available where students can collaborate and ask questions.

Important Dates

Class dates: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 2024
Starting time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 Central; 9:30 Mountain; 8:30 Pacific)

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